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Tree Service Chicago

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Tree Service Chicago

At County Tree Service Inc., we know the importance of skilled and professional care of your trees. We provide expert tree service in Chicago Illinois so you can rest easy knowing that we will treat your trees as if they were our own!

We proudly offer the following tree care services to all of Chicago:

Tree takedown
Tree removal
Tree trimming
Tree Pruning
Root collar excavation
Tree disease treatment
Insect & Mite treatment
Stump removal and stump grinding
Storm damage tree clean up
Bobcat Work
Premium Firewood
Tree Lot Clearing
Insurance Work

We are open 7 days a week and provide 24 hour emergency service. Call us at 708-484-4808 to schedule an estimate today!

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Tree Service Chicago 4.98/5 (99.51%) 82 votes

Ash borers Chicago

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Ash borers well on way to costing Chicago area millions
It’s basically a natural disaster you have to manage,’ says forester for Naperville

Two years ago, officials in Tinley Park learned that the emerald ash borer was gnawing through the village’s ash trees. This winter they learned that the dime-sized beetle may also chew holes in the southwest suburb’s budget: $4 million to $6 million to cut down and replace or chemically inoculate about 9,000 trees over the next eight years.

Add it to the ash borers’ massive tab in the Chicago area and across the country.

Unlike the slow, easily amortized blight of tree-killing troubles like Dutch elm disease, ash borers kill more than 90 percent of the trees they infest, sometimes in little more than a year.

The ash tree is sturdy and good-looking, but a dead one quickly becomes mangy and brittle, and toppling trees and falling boughs can become a costly legal liability for towns.

“The cost is higher than any of us thought,” said Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki. “When (the ash borer) was found, we knew it would be a problem, but not this extensive.”

The village is looking for ways to pay to cut down some trees and treat others, possibly borrowing money and likely asking homeowners to chip in.

Jack Mitz, forester for Naperville, which spent $1 million in 2012 on treating and removing trees, compares the ash borer to a slow-moving storm.

“It’s basically a natural disaster you have to manage. It’s like having a tornado or hurricane coming through your community,” Mitz said.

In Arlington Heights, officials faced with losing nearly 13,000 ash trees in short order opted last year to borrow $11.6 million just to pay for tree removal and replacement.

Ash borers Chicago 5.00/5 (100.00%) 24 votes

Winter Tree Tips

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Winter tree damage can occur from any list of cold related problems. Tree damage is not generally caused by an unusually long winter, but from extreme temperature fluctuations in Chicago and the timing of these cold weather extremes during the dormant periods. A good winter tree inspection helps identify problems before Spring rolls around.
Structural problems


Look for branches with a poor attachment angle. Branches should be directed slightly upward at an angle of 45 to 60 degrees, not too horizontal or too upright. Check for cracks and splitting around branch junctions. If you find such damage on large trees, contact a professional arborist to help determine the best action. The last thing to check for is included bark, where the tree does not make normal wood bark on the top of the branch junction but instead produces bark in the joint. This soft, corky tissue causes branches to be very weak and remove these if feasible.
Pests and diseases


Destructive insect pests during the wintertime include borers. Look for small holes, sawdust-like frass, or loosened bark that may indicate a problem is looming. Spider mites can also be a problem in the winter. Warm days following a period of cold weather are enough to “wake up” these pests and cause them to start feeding. Other types of insects such as aphids or beetles take this time to lay eggs on trees and may become problematic next summer.

When leaves are down, it’s easier to see a tree’s structure and form, dead or undesirable branches, and crocks or broken stubs. Pruning helps remove dead, diseased or damaged branches, which helps reduce overall branch density and allows new growth. Depending on the size of the tree, consider calling a certified professional arborist to inspect for inherent structural problems.
Healthy tips

Make sure that trees are properly mulched and watered going into winter. Mulch helps retail moisture and insulate roots from freezing. Protect trucks of young, thin-barked trees, such as ash and maples, from winter sun and wind by wrapping trucks with a commercial tree wrap and place fencing around plants to provide good defense against rabbits and mice.


If your trees have been damaged by the winter season, you should examine them closely to determine whether or not you should call a professional tree service to help you care for them or possibly even remove them.


Winter Tree Tips 5.00/5 (100.00%) 9 votes

Ash Tree Disease Chicago Illinois

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

An example of a D-shaped emergence (or exit) hole. The very small hole (1/8 of an inch) is a sign of emerald ash borer infestation. NOTE: other wood boring beetles also leave exit holes in trees. The tiny size AND D-shape are characteristic of EAB. An example of a D-shaped emergence (or exit) hole. The very small hole (1/8 of an inch) is a sign of emerald ash borer infestation. NOTE: other wood boring beetles also leave exit holes in trees. The tiny size AND D-shape are characteristic of EAB.[/caption]


How Do I Know If My Trees Have EAB?
Emerald Ash Disease Chicago


Emerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle from Asia which has now been found in Chicago Illinois.  The Emerald Ash Borer, although small, approximately 1/2 an inch, can fly up to a mile from where it emerges.

Exit Holes in Tree 

D-shaped exit holes can be found on trees where the adult beetles emerged.  A tree with these holes has been infested for at least one year.  They will be present on the branches and the trunk.
“Suckers” Develop 

“Suckers,” or new sprouts, may develop around the bottom of the main trunk of an infested tree.  They can grow until they are 2-3 inches in diameter and are again attacked by the Emerald Ash Borer.
Thinning Canopy 

Tree canopy will begin thinning and branches will die.  First there will be yellowing of the leaves, then dead branches.  The thinning will begin at the top third of the tree, then spread over time.  Usually, a tree will live 2-4 years after thinning at the top of the tree occurs.
Ash Tree Disease Chicago Illinois 5.00/5 (100.00%) 17 votes


Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

We Won Again!

Thanks to the incredible feedback you all have provided Angie’s List over the last year, we won the Super Service Award again! This is our fifth year in a row winning this award.

Angies List Super Service Award 2012

According to Angie’s List, this distinction is awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on their website. The Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, maintaining an excellent rating from their customers, and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

We are honored that you think so highly of our company. We strive to offer excellent customer service, as well as quality workmanship, and this is one indication that we are headed in the right direction towards achieving our goals. Thank you!

Angies List Super Service Award 2012

Angies List Super Service Award 2012

ANGIESLIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD 5.00/5 (100.00%) 21 votes


Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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