Our Tree Service Company Brings Out the Full Potential of Your Hawthorn Woods, IL Trees and Shrubs
Tree Care in the Greater Chicago Area Begins with McGinty Bros., Inc.
Anyone with eyes can admire a healthy tree. But how do you care for one? It's kind of like taking in a pet giraffe; you love the giraffe, but you have very little idea what it needs to survive. This is where McGinty Bros. comes into the picture. We have certified Arborists who really do know how to care for the trees that grow on your Hawthorn Woods, Illinois property. It doesn't matter if your property is residential, commercial, or municipal; we work on all types of landscapes.
Our full-service tree care begins with a full assessment of your trees and shrubs. We give a free estimate to evaluate what your trees need to be healthy and beautiful. Next comes a custom plan of action based on the evaluation. McGinty Bros., Inc. will look at any tree. Big trees, old trees, healthy trees, sick trees. Trees that need special care, such as bracing. And trees that need to be removed. Read on to learn about our specific tree service company.
Tree Trimming vs. Tree Pruning (and How Your Hawthorn Woods, Illinois Trees and Shrubs Can Benefit)
Our services include both tree trimming and pruning. Did you know that these terms describe different things? Although some people use the terms interchangeably, trimming refers to the process of removing overgrown branches for aesthetic appeal. Pruning refers to the type of cutting done to guide the growth of trees and shrubs and make them healthy and safe.
Both trimming and pruning need to be performed at the correct time of year, and they should be done by a professional tree care company for the health and beauty of your trees and shrubs, not to mention your personal safety.
Proper pruning and trimming result in:
- Stronger growth habit
- Enhanced appearance
- Removal of hazardous branches
REMINDER: Oaks and American elms can ONLY be trimmed while dormant.
While winter is a good time to trim all trees, in order to reduce the likelihood of Oak Wilt and Dutch Elm Disease these trees must be trimmed during dormancy. The growing season is still a good time for us to evaluate these trees and prepare for future trimming.
Fully Insured Hawthorn Woods, IL Tree Removal Services
Although we always hope to save a tree, there are times when it's necessary to remove one. McGinty Bros. Inc. is fully insured and capable of removing even the most difficult trees. Do you have a hazardous tree with a weak structure that might fall on a house, deck, fence, or something else? We have the knowledge and equipment to get it removed safely. McGinty Bros. has been in the tree service company business for over 60 years. We have removed everything from simple, small trees to big trees hanging over houses that require extremely technical maneuvers. You can trust us to take down your problem tree.
Sometimes trees need to be removed because they are dead or diseased. Some trees are an invasive species that needs to be controlled. Keep scrolling down the page to learn more about tree diseases.
We Remove Stumps, Too
We will grind stumps up to 12" below the original grade. When it's finished, we will either haul away the debris or leave it for you to use as mulching material.
Which Disease is Eating Your Tree?
From blights to leaf spotting, diseases turn your good trees into unhealthy, damaged trees. Millions of insects, diseases, and fungi attack trees throughout the season. McGinty Bros, Inc. fights back. Our disease control plan begins with a free analysis performed by one of our certified Arborists. Then, we create an integrated pest and disease management plan. Disease activity typically occurs between the months of March and June. However, in a lot of cases, if you're seeing the damage, it's already too late to control the disease.
The best way to fight tree diseases is through preventative treatments. McGinty Bros. can help you with that. Give us a call!
Some of the common disease problems we encounter in our area include:
- Foliar Fungi
- Leaf Spotting
- Dutch Elm Disease (we use a DutchTrig® injection to prevent this disease)
Emerald Ash Borer and Other Insect Problems that We Control
Emerald Ash Borers are those bright metallic-green beetles that destroy ash trees by boring into the tree and disrupting the tree's ability to transport nutrients. These small insects cause much destruction to ash trees all over North America. How can you tell if your ash trees are infected? Look for:
- suckers at the base of the tree
- splitting bark
- marks of tunneling under the bark
- exit holes shaped like a D
- woodpecker activity in the tree
- evidence of dying or thinning leaves in the crown
If caught early, a tree infected with Emerald Ash Borers can be treated to prevent further damage. Call McGinty Bros. to evaluate your trees, and we'll give you an accurate estimate of what can be done in terms of treatment and prevention.
The timing for any insect control application is very important. Our professional Arborists understand the details that make applications most effective. Some of the harmful insects we see in our area include:
- Leaf Miners
- Lace Bugs
- Plant Bugs
- Sap Suckers
- Box Elder Bugs
Don't let the bugs eat up your trees! Stop the damage with our integrated insect control programs. We also control insects around the home's foundation.
A Certified Arborist is Like a Doctor with a Tree Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
We can't say enough good things about our Hawthorn Woods, IL certified Arborists. They know trees from the tips of the roots to the highest point of the tree's crown. Along with the thorough knowledge comes proven methods of treatments. We have a variety of tree care application programs. When we come to assess your trees, we will look for common problems, including problems an inexperienced eye would completely miss. For instance, we can tell when mature trees are under stress due to drought, construction, soil compaction, infestation or root damage.