Emerald Ash Borer: Identification and Prevention

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in News, Tree Care Tips |

This week, we are returning with our series covering the common tree diseases and insect pests in the Chicago area to take a closer look at an especially destructive pest; the emerald ash borer.  The emerald ash borer is one of the most feared tree pests because they can kill formerly healthy trees in just one to two years after infestation.  Once an ash tree is infested with the emerald ash borer, there is often little that can be done to save...

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The Best Places in the U.S. to See Fall Colors

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in News |

We are once again reaching the end of the summer; one of our favorite seasons in the Chicago area is now winding down.  However, we do get excited about the fall season at Hendricksen Tree Care because of the changing leaves and stunning fall colors.  The changing color of leaves in the fall creates beautiful landscapes throughout the U.S.  From dark reds to vibrant oranges and bright yellows, forested areas and tree lined streets transform...

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Dutch Elm Disease: Symptoms and Management

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 in News, Tree Care Tips |

At Hendricksen Tree Care, we have helped you get to know the trees in the Chicago area, and possibly the trees on your own property, through our blog series on the native trees of the Chicago area.  While we certainly believe it is important to know about and appreciate the trees in our area for their natural beauty, it is also important to understand the threats to our trees.  There are many tree diseases and pests that can cause serious...

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Red Mulberry Trees of the Chicago Area

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in News |

Our series covering the native trees of the Chicago area returns with a look at the red mulberry tree (Morus rubra).  The red mulberry tree is the only mulberry tree that is native to North America and it is found throughout the eastern half of the United States.  These trees are also found in small numbers in British Columbia, but the red mulberry is considered an endangered species in Canada.  There are 10 to 16 accepted...

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When Should I Plant a Tree in the Chicago Area?

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in News |

Now that the spring season is in full swing in the Chicago area, there are more people working in their yards, mowing the lawn, planting gardens, and tending to their trees.  Much of the yard work that is done in the spring involves new planting, whether it is the planting of new flower beds and vegetable gardens or spreading seed for grass.  For these types of plants, spring is the best season to do some new planting.  But what about planting...

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Common Tree Diseases and Insect Pests Found in Chicago, IL and the Northwest Suburbs

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in News |

Spring is such a refreshing season in the Chicago area, especially right after a long winter.  Chicagoland winters usually feature the typical cold and snow, and sometimes even temperature drops to mind blowing levels of cold at negative 30 to 40 degrees during the deep freeze.  Now that the cold and snow are behind us, people can enjoy being outside and appreciate the new spring growth as flowers and trees will soon begin to bloom throughout...

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