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 |

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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