Your trees will provide your property with natural beauty, shade, and oxygen for many years if they are properly cared for.  Trees are vulnerable to damage from many environmental factors including harsh weather, droughts, insects, diseases, and more.  Check out our tree care blog for a wealth of tree care tips that will help you avoid diseases or insect infestations and keep your trees in the best of health.  You can contact the professional arborists of Hendricksen Tree Care at (847) 305-5524 if you have any further questions about caring for your trees.



Common Types of Trees in Chicago, IL & Northwest Suburbs

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in News, Tree Care Tips |

The spring season is an exciting time in the Chicago area because residents are treated to warmer weather, more hours of sunlight, and blooming trees and flowers all at once.  Now that the spring weather has finally arrived in Chicago, residents can expect to see the flowers and foliage of our trees and shrubs fill out over the next several weeks.  One of the many unique characteristics about Chicago that makes it such a great city is the...

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Types of Flowering Trees You Will See this Spring in the Chicago Area

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in News, Tree Care Tips |

Even though the winter seems to be stubborn about leaving the Chicago area, we have indeed reached the spring season.  People in the Midwest are always excited when spring arrives because it means the end of the long, dull, and freezing winter and that start of warmer temperatures and fresh spring colors as trees, shrubs, and flowers begin to bloom.  Let’s hope that we are experiencing the last breath of winter so that we can start to see and...

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Guide for Tree Cutting Safety

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in News, Tree Care Tips |

Trees are always an excellent addition, and often a main focal point, in residential yards and public landscapes.  They add natural beauty and shade to any outside space and are generally a positive presence on your property.  Because trees are living organisms, they are susceptible to diseases and insect infestations that can result in extensive damage.  Trees are also vulnerable to sustaining structural damage from severe storms that include...

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Changing Plants to Match a Changing Climate

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in News, Tree Care Tips |

The weather in the Chicago area can be extremely volatile.  Between the Canadian arctic air, Lake Michigan wind chills, cold and damp springs, and hot summers, it sometimes makes me wonder why I still live here.  If the wild changes in weather are difficult for us to deal with, it is also difficult for the trees that we care for. I enjoy the different seasons of the Chicago area.  In the beginning of March, it snowed just a couple more times,...

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Tree Care and Maintenance for the Fall Season

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Tree Care Tips |

It may be hard to believe but the winter season is but a few days away. Many homeowners in the area spend the fall getting themselves and their property ready to handle the cold, snowy conditions of the winter, and this preparation should also include tree care and maintenance. Just like you and your home, your trees need to be properly prepared to withstand the harsh weather conditions so they can be healthy in the spring. Hot, dry summer...

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Emerald Ash Borer Signs

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Tree Care Tips |

If you feel your trees are carrying the Emerald Ash Borer, you should know what they look like. Most insects are bright, emerald green with metallic casings. Most species are brighter than most beetles. Your trees will also let you know if it is infected. Bark splitting can be an indication of an Emerald Ash Borer. Exit holes made from the insects can be an indication as well. Look for sawdust and excrement as well as D-shaped holes upon...

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