Planting & Watering Practices For Your New Tree

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Spring is a time of year when tree planting comes to the forefront of many people’s minds. Arbor Day is April 28th and with that and other events in the Spring, come tree giveaways or discounted trees. If you are reading this before May 20th, 2023, come find our booth at Blooming Fest in West […]

Hydration For Safety and Peak Performance

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It has been an extremely dry spring in our area along with hot temperatures, which appears to be continuing into the summer season. This is great news for beach seekers and water park enthusiasts, but these types of conditions prevent challenges for our trees as well as for anyone who works outside. Hydration is critical […]

Properly Watering Your Trees

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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 – What’s Wrong with My Tree?

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Smaller leaves, slower growth, earlier fall season color or early leaf drop are all characteristics of a tree that is declining. While these can also signal a specific disease or insect infestation, sometimes the decline cannot be linked to just one cause. Why does this happen to a tree? There are usually a number of […]

Tip of the Week – Continuing Tree Care

  Children have returned to school and temperatures have cooled recently, but it’s still summer according to the calendar. Trees still require our attention and care. There are many tree maintenance chores that will help keep trees happy and healthy. Reduce tree stress caused by dry and hot summer days by offering supplemental watering. If moisture […]

Tip of the Week – Tree Watering Techniques

“How much water does my tree need on a weekly basis?” “What is the best way to water my tree?”  These are questions that KTS receives throughout the growing season. Below are tips to ensure your trees are receiving adequate moisture. Typically, most trees prefer about an inch of water per week, taking into account […]

PHC on the Lookout – Keep Watering!

  While Summer is coming to an end, the dry conditions our region experienced have not ended. It’s still important to water newly planted trees and shrubs and other plants that are vulnerable to drought stress. Until our region receives adequate rainfall, landscape plants will continue to experience drought stress symptoms. This includes leaves dropping […]

Tip of the Week – Watering

As the old song goes, “Let it Rain, Let it Rain, Let it Rain”. For certain, Illinois needs the rain. The entire State is currently experiencing some form of drought, with the most severe conditions affecting the southern part of Illinois. People aren’t the only ones feeling the effect of the drought. Trees and shrubs […]

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