American Beech Trees of Illinois

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in News |

We are back this week to continue our series about Chicago’s native trees with a profile on a tree that has been in this area for thousands of years, the American beech tree (Fagus grandifolia).  This tall American hardwood tree is found mostly in the eastern half of the U.S. and southern Canada.  It is believed that the American beech was once spread throughout the modern-day continental U.S., from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, before 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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