Arbor-Culture – Winter Work

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Yes, we work in the winter! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if we work in the winter. People are always shocked with my answer. They ask questions like “what do you do?” and comment that “It’s so cold out!” My answer to what we do in the winter is “tree […]

Tip of the Week – TLC for your Trees

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Chicago area trees are slowly starting to wake up from their winter dormancy. Spring rains seem to bring “instant green” overnight. The beautiful spring colors also a great indicator that it’s time for landscape rejuvenation and care. Trees in urban and suburban settings benefit from special attention to keep them healthy and happy. Do your […]

Tip of the Week – Tree Pruning Reminder

The beautiful leaf color that is just beginning to show is a reminder of what is around the corner: winter. Bare, winter trees are ideal pruning candidates and for some tree varieties, this is the only recommended season for pruning. For example, Oak trees are best pruned during their dormant period to lessen the chances […]

Tip of the Week – When Should You Prune Your Trees?

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This is a common question beginning in early spring. The answer varies, based on the specific tree or shrub and the situation. There are preferred pruning seasons for many trees and shrubs: Many Pine varieties are best pruned after the tree candles have elongated, typically in mid to late June.  Spruce trees can be done […]

Still Considering Tree Work this Winter?

Kramer Tree Specialists offers a 15% discount on certain tree work approved during the winter months or dormant season. The discounted dormant season services are pruning or trimming, tree removals and installation of cable bracing. The last date to receive this discount is March 1st, which is fast approaching! Call our office today to authorize […]

Tip of the Week – Properly Pruning Evergreens

Evergreen trees or shrubs are defined as a plant that retains its’ foliage in the winter. In warmer climates, this category includes many plants that aren’t hardy to the Midwest. Typical Midwest Evergreens include Pine, Spruce, Fir, Cedar and Hemlock trees. Other examples of Evergreens found in the Midwest are Arborvitae, Juniper, Yew and Boxwood […]

Tip of the Week – Removing Deadwood

Trees are just about completely bare and winter will soon set in. Now that most trees have lost their leaves, it’s an excellent time to assess the safety and condition of your trees. Winter is the ideal time to prune most tree varieties. The tree is not as vulnerable to disease and insects when pruned […]

Tip of the Week – Successful Pruning Practices

  Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc. has experienced and knowledgeable Certified Arborists on staff to inspect and evaluate your trees, address your concerns and suggest the proper pruning technique that is applicable to the age and species of your trees. Contact KTS today to set up an appointment with one of our Certified Arborists.   SUCCESSFUL […]

Tip of The Week – Proper Pruning

ALWAYS PRUNE JUST IN FRONT OF THE BRANCH COLLAR Proper pruning is important in maintaining the health of your tree. Cutting the tree improperly creates large wounds that leave the tree open to disease and decay. Trees have amazing natural defenses that enable them to heal……..IF, they are pruned correctly. When pruning, the “branch collar” […]

Winter Tree Care & Why Hire a Certified Arborist?

In a recent issue of Landscape Management e-magazine, a Certified Arborist shares great tips on winter tree care. He discusses the benefits that trees and clients can assume: Prevention or risk reduction of damage to trees and home before a winter storm, early detection of structural issues and homeowner’s savings! To read more on this […]