Best Places in the Chicago Area to See Christmas Tree Lights

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in News |

It may be hard to believe but we are already within a few weeks of Christmas.  The weather throughout the Chicago area is getting colder, people are doing their Christmas shopping, and Christmas light displays are appearing in parks, downtown areas, and people’s private property. When people think of Christmas trees and other holiday decorations, holly trees and pines are typically the first that come to mind.  The dark green leaves and bright...

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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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Autumn Tree Colors in Chicago

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in News |

Updated for 2019. The hot, muggy dog days of late summer are upon us here in the Chicago area, but at Hendricksen Tree Care, we are excited about the upcoming fall season.  Autumn is such an amazing season in the city of Chicago and its suburbs because of the brilliant fall foliage and scenery around the area as well as the more moderate weather.  The fall leaves look beautiful anywhere you go in the region whether you see brilliant reds and...

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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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