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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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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