Arbor-Culture: Balancing Act, part 2:

Effective Communication

How does KTS keep balance? When we were developing a program, we knew the program needed to be simple to understand, visual and directly applied to every single team member. We developed and implemented the Performance Triangle. Safety is the foundation of the triangle and like any triangle, no side is more important than the […]

Arbor-Culture: Balancing Act, part 1:

Balancing Rocks

Balance is something every organization needs in order to be successful, whether that organization is a private tree care company, professional sports team or manufacturing corporation. A strong offense is useless without a strong defense. Quality products are weak unless they have strong sales and marketing to support them. Staff of any organization will not […]

PHC on the Lookout – Why is my Tree Yellow and it’s not the Fall Season?

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The Plant Health Care Department has received many calls this spring regarding yellow leaves on trees. This is often determined to be chlorosis, which is when the leaf tissue yellows due to a lack of chlorophyll. There are many factors that contribute to chlorotic symptoms in Chicago area trees. The most common factor is a […]

Tip of the Week – Ticks on the Rise in 2017

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Warm weather early this year and a mild winter in North Central Illinois has created the ideal situation for an increase in ticks this year. There has been a rise in sighting reports and there is no sign this will change anytime soon. It’s important to be aware of this when visiting wooded and tall […]

Come Watch The Professionals Climb!

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The Illinois Arborist Association is hosting the 2017 Tree Climbing Competition May 20th at Salt Creek Park in Wood Dale. Thirty climbers will compete in five different events that test the climber’s ability to quickly and safely maneuver in a tree while performing tree care tasks. The top climber that wins the Masters’ Challenge will […]

PHC on the Lookout – Boxwood Blight Hits the Area

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A devastating fungal disease, boxwood blight has made its way into Illinois. First identified and confirmed in the United States in 2011, boxwood blight remained concentrated in the eastern part of the country for many years. There have now been cases identified in Missouri, Ohio and Illinois. As the name states, boxwood blight affects boxwood […]

Arbor-Culture – All Things New And Shiny

Climbing Gear

I have been involved in the tree industry as a climbing arborist for more than 25 years. The industry was much different when I started my career. We were taught to free climb without being secured, which was an everyday norm. Work Positioning Lanyards were basically unheard of and often referred to as “sissy straps.” […]

BOMA/Suburban Chicago 2017 EXPO Coming Soon!

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The 2017 Office and Commercial Real Estate EXPO is February 23rd at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.  The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Suburban Chicago, serves real estate professionals in the commercial real estate industry. “Viva Las Vegas!” is the theme for this year’s EXPO and it’s sure to please […]

Come See Us at The Old House New House® Home Show!

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Looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend? The Old House New House® Home Show returns this weekend to the Pheasant Run Resort in Saint Charles. The Home Show runs from February 10-12th and features over 300 exhibitors ready to show you the latest and greatest in home and garden products and services. […]

iLandscape™ Show returns for their 4th Year!

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This year’s Show is shaping up to be more exciting than ever, with even more exhibitors, featured displays and thought-provoking speakers. The 4th annual iLandscape™ Show returns to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center February 1-3rd. Kramer Tree Specialists is looking forward to once again participating in the Show. Come see us in booth 1414! Join […]