Preparing Your Tree for Effective Systemic Plant Health Care Treatments

Macro Trunk Injection DED - Plant Health Care Treatments

Systemic plant health care treatments are highly effective at protecting our trees from various insects or diseases. Systemic refers to a treatment that is taken up by a tree and translocated throughout its entire vascular system. The healthier the tree, the better the treatment will be distributed throughout the tree. In addition to the health […]

Properly Watering Your Trees

Tree Planting - Properly Watering Your Trees

All living things need water to survive, from bacteria to giant Sequoias. All organisms, plants, and animals use water: salty or fresh, hot or cold, massive amounts of water, or almost no water at all. Without water, life would not exist. This year’s spring season has offered little rainfall to mention. Chicago and surrounding suburbs […]

Integrated Pest Management & Benefits For Your Trees

Plant Health Care - Hackberry Nipple Gall

The urban environment can be extremely stressful on trees and in a lot of cases does not reflect the natural growing conditions of our trees.  Trees will adapt to stresses in their natural conditions, but many times the stresses they experience in the urban environment are much more severe.  As with any living organism, stressed […]

Monitor Service For Your Trees

Monitor Program - Viburnum Leaf Beetle Larvae

Loving trees can be easy; however, caring for trees sometimes requires professional guidance.  Like us, trees are long-lived organisms.  Annually, we as long-lived organisms, visit different professionals to keep track of our health and seek guidance to ensure we are living the healthiest possible life.  We do this through all stages of life; newborn, youth, […]

2021 Renewals are OUT!

Plant Health Care Fertilization

After these past weekends of endless snow shoveling and freezing temperatures, it might be hard to believe that Spring is around the corner but, we are in luck. Woodstock Willie is just as ready for Spring as we are. The first sign that Spring is coming was confirmed by Mr. Willie and we could not […]

Urban Trees & Drought – How To Water Your Trees & When

KTS Rain Gauge

Watering your trees is essential for their health and survival. All trees will vary on volume and frequency of watering, but in the end they all need water. In the urban forest, different challenges are incurred regarding water access for trees compared to the natural forest setting. We’ll talk about what influences a tree’s need […]

Fall Mulch Application – Benefits of Natural Wood and Leaf Mulch

Kramer Tree Specialists Mulch Products - Red Dye Mulch

Mulch is a cyclic treatment for our urban trees and landscapes. It breaks down naturally over time providing biological benefits and recycling back into our urban forest. Prior to breaking down it also provides aesthetic benefits for the beauty of our urban landscapes. Applying mulch is often associated with the spring season, but fall is […]

Why is my tree changing color early this year?

Autumn Blaze Maple - Parkway tree

Is your tree starting to change it’s leaf color already?. Is that a sign of a short summer and an early winter season? Not at all, trees will at times change color early if they are dealing with some sort of environmental or physiological stress. One of our arborists recently came across this Autumn Blaze […]

Plant Health Care – Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle is an exotic pest that has been a part of our urban forest for many years. They were first discovered in New Jersey in 19161. They are established and prevalent throughout the United States and feed on numerous types of trees and plants. Lindens are highly preferred, but many other trees are impacted […]

Foliar Disease & Fungal Issues on Your Trees

It has been quite the beginning to the Spring season and now it’s heating up as we head towards summer. The heavy rains in the month of April and May have created ideal growing conditions for a number of fungal diseases that we are seeing in our urban forest. Many of these diseases are aesthetic […]