How to Identify Anthracnose: Symptoms and Treatment

Posted by on Mar 4, 2020 in News, Tree Care Tips |

This week, we return with our series on the common tree diseases and insect pests in Illinois with a discussion of a fungal diseases that can affect many different trees and shrubs; anthracnose.  Anthracnose is a term used to describe a variety of similar fungal diseases that cause lesions to appear on the leaves, branches, and fruit of affected trees.  These lesions typically appear as wet, dark spots on leaves and twigs and they can cause...

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Bark Beetles: Identification and Prevention

Posted by on Feb 5, 2020 in News, Tree Care Tips |

We are back with a new edition of our series on the common tree diseases and insect pests in the Chicago area as we discuss a group of pests that causes problems throughout the U.S.; bark beetles.  There are around 6,000 species of bark beetles worldwide under the subfamily Scolytinae and there are 600 that are found in the U.S. and Canada.  Many invasive species of bark beetles have been found in the U.S. and in some areas, like California,...

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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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