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.



Oak Wilt: Recognizing and Managing the Symptoms

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Tree Care Tips |

We are back this week with our series on the common tree diseases and insect pests in Illinois with a close look at a serious disease that threatens all types of oak trees; oak wilt.  Oak wilt is a dangerous vascular wilt disease caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum that oak trees can contract over land or through their roots.  The main symptoms of oak wilt include discoloration and wilting of the leaves and defoliation, and it can kill...

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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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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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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 |

Updated for 2019! The spring season has finally arrived in Chicago after a somewhat snowy and very cold winter. This winter, the Chicago area experienced everything from snow to ice storms to a deep freeze that dropped the temperature to a still unbelievable negative 40 degrees. However, the temperatures have been consistently warm, and we have been seeing much more of the sun. It appears that the spring season is here to stay. People in the...

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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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