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 […]

Tip of the Week – Before You Plant those Fall Bulbs…

As temperatures begin to cool and summer comes to an end, we enter the optimum time for planting spring blooming bulbs. Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Crocus, plus many others need to be planted now for spring color. But where you decide to plant the bulbs can be a very important decision. Not only do larger bulb […]

Tip of the Week – Quick Tips for Proper Tree Planting

The benefits of having trees in the landscape are numerous. Mature trees provide shade and a healthy landscape can increase the value of a home.  Fall is an excellent season for planting new trees. Roots have a chance to get established before encountering the next hot summer season. Keeping these advantages in mind, the next […]

Tree of the Week – American Yellowwood

Considered a rare tree in the wild, the American Yellowwood is native to parts of Illinois. Its’ habitat in Illinois is primarily in the Southern part of the State and is found in woodland areas in river valleys, lower slopes of wooded bluffs and shaded banks near rivers. Luckily for homeowners, the American Yellowwood is […]

Tree of the Week – European Copper Beech “Riversii”

  The European Copper Beech is a large deciduous tree typically growing to 50’-60’ tall with a dense upright oval to rounded spreading crown. This is normally a low branched tree(unless trained otherwise in youth)with the purple leaved selection ‘Riversii’ featuring large glossy leaves up to 5 inches long. Foliage of this selection emerges deep […]

Tree of the Week – Bald Cypress

BALD CYPRESS, Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer native to much of the United States. Being deciduous, it is one of the few conifers that drops all of its leaves or needles in the fall. Bald cypress is well suited to extremely wet conditions, in its natural environment it is commonly found in […]

Tree of the Week – Turkish Filbert

This tree is native to Europe and Asia, with a form similar to another common tree used in the urban setting, the Little Leaf Linden.   The shape is oval to broadly pyramidal.  Mature height is 40 to 50 feet, depending on exposure and resources.  The bark is grayish and corky, becoming flaky with age.  This […]

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