Arbor-Culture: Balancing Act, part 1:

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 – Spring Spray Programs Starting Soon!

PHC Spring Spray

Did you receive recommendations from the PHC Department that included a spring spray program? The PHC Department will start many of the spray programs soon. There is still time to get on the schedule for the full amount of recommended sprays. Our spray programs include Apple Scab fungus treatments, Diplodia, Dothistroma and Zimmerman Pine Moth […]

PHC on the Lookout – Plant Health Care Proposals are Coming Soon!

PHC Spary Treatment

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for the health of your trees. The extreme weather conditions we’ve experienced in the past have made it more important than ever to properly care for your trees and shrubs. Not to mention the pest outbreaks many clients experienced last year. The PHC Department […]

PHC on the Lookout – Give your Landscape a Boost!

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The bitterly cold winter and snow are finally a thing of the past. Lawns and landscapes are greening. Now, more than ever, it’s important to ensure your trees and shrubs are healthy. The severe winter weather added stress to local landscapes, which emphasizes the importance of proper landscape maintenance and care. Soil is the building […]

PHC on the Lookout – Call the PHC Department to get on the Schedule!

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In early March, the Plant Health Care Department at KTS sent recommendations to many of our residential clients. These recommendations are specific to each homeowner’s landscape needs. Included in the recommendations is the option to receive a 5% discount when the authorized applications are paid by check or credit card. We are fast approaching the discount […]

PHC on the Lookout – Plant Health Care Proposals Coming Soon!

Kramer Tree Specialists

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for the health of your trees. The extreme weather conditions we’ve experienced this winter make it more important than ever to care for your trees and shrubs. The PHC Department has begun emailing 2014 proposals to commercial clients. Residential clients will receive their proposals […]

PHC on the Lookout – Zimmerman Pine Moth

The Zimmerman Pine Moth is a destructive pest that attacks several Pine varieties in the Chicago area. Preferred hosts are Austrian and Scotch Pine trees, but Eastern White and Mugo Pines are also attacked. The Zimmerman Pine Moth spends the winter as a young caterpillar, underneath the bark of its host.  Starting in mid to […]

PHC on the Lookout – April Showers bring May Flowers?

As you may have noticed, spring is approaching much slower this year, than last year. The plants have noticed this also and haven’t quite exited their winter sleep. We are still experiencing cold night temperatures and cool days. The Plant Health Care Department at Kramer Tree Specialists is carefully monitoring weather conditions in our area. […]

PHC on the Lookout – Apple Scab Fungus

The first symptoms of Apple Scab Fungus are small, irregular-sized light-brown to olive-green spots on the underside of leaves. As the fungus progresses, the lesions become larger, more round and a velvety olive-green or black color. The infected leaves begin to curl and appear scorched on the edges. The upper side of the infected leaves […]