Autumn Tree Colors in Chicago

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in News |

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 yellows dotting the...

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Elm Trees in the Chicago Area

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in News |

Our series on the native trees of Chicago is back this week as we take a closer look at a tree that is beautiful and loved throughout the Chicagoland area, the elm tree.  Elm trees are very hardy trees that can withstand tough conditions and they are valued for their shape, shade, and natural beauty as ornamental trees.  Elms, especially American elms, were very popular trees to plant in cities like Chicago that grew and developed in the 19th...

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Locust Trees Native to Chicago and Illinois

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in News |

Our series on the native trees of the Chicago area is back this week with an in depth look at locust trees.  Locust trees are found throughout North America and Asia and they are classified under one of two different genera; the genus Gleditsia and the genus Robinia.  There are twelve known species of locust trees under the genus Gleditsia including the popular honey locust, and there are ten known species under the genus Robinia, including the...

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Maple Trees of the Chicago Area

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in News |

This week, we return to our series about the native trees of the Chicago area by focusing on a very common and recognizable type of tree, the maple.  Maple trees are easily recognized by their lobed leaves and their samaras that contain their seeds, commonly known as “helicopters.”  They are planted primarily as ornamental trees on residential and commercial properties because they are easy to transplant, grow rather quickly, and have brilliant...

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The Homeowner’s Guide to How and When to Fertilize Trees

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in News |

Are you dreaming of healthy, fast-growing trees on your property? As a homeowner, you’ve likely already got enough on your plate when it comes to landscaping. However, trees require just as much care and attention as shrubs, lawns, and vegetable gardens. In fact, it’s imperative to regularly inspect the health of trees you’ve planted on your property. Tree transplants are especially vulnerable to slow growth given their need...

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Crabapple Trees of the Chicago Area

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in News |

It has been a few weeks since our last installment of our series on the native trees of Chicagoland, but we return this week to highlight crabapple trees.  Crabapple trees are best known for the fruit they produce which is how they get their name, and their showy spring flowers.  These trees and their cultivars are found throughout landscapes in the Chicago area because of their ornamental flowers and their relatively small size which makes...

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