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.



How to Make my Chicagoland Backyard a Staycation Oasis

Posted by on Jul 3, 2020 in News, Tree Care Tips |

This summer in the Chicago area is going to be different than previous summers.  Sure, Illinois is in Phase 4 of the re-opening plan, but the threat of COVID-19 is not gone.  This will likely motivate people to continue to stay at home and ride out the pandemic safely.  As you spend more time at home this summer, you can transform your yard into an oasis that makes your time at home more enjoyable.  A great place to start is in your own...

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Gypsy Moth: Identification and Prevention

Posted by on Jun 8, 2020 in News, Tree Care Tips |

We return this week with our series on the common tree diseases and insect pests in the Chicago area with a closer look at a pest responsible for widespread defoliation, the gypsy moth.  The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar), also known as the European gypsy moth, is an invasive species from Europe.  It is known to devour the foliage of hundreds of species of trees and shrubs and can destroy millions of acres of trees in a single season. ...

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Murder Hornets: What & Where Are They and What Effect will They Have in Illinois?

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in News, Tree Care Tips |

You may have noticed that a terrifying insect has been trending and showing up in headlines lately, referred to as the murder hornet.  The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), also known as the Japanese giant hornet and murder hornet, is the largest hornet in the world.  As its name suggests, these hornets are native to many areas in Asia, but they have recently been discovered in the U.S. for the first time ever. The Asian giant hornet is a...

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Which Fruit Trees Grow Best in Illinois and How to Care for Them

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in News, Tree Care Tips |

The spring season has arrived in the Chicago area which means it is time to start getting back outside and giving your trees and shrubs the care and attention they need to grow healthy and strong in the growing season.  This is also the time of year to consider planting new trees and shrubs on your property to help fill in the landscape and add natural beauty.  At Hendricksen Tree Care, we are aware that this is not a normal Chicago spring...

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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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