McGinty Bros., Inc.'s Expert Tree Care Service Will Keep Your Hawthorn Woods, IL Trees Healthy, Strong, and Beautiful Throughout the Seasons
Beautiful trees are the highlight of any landscape. Make sure your trees are developing healthy roots and branches with McGinty Bros., Inc.'s tree care service. We can ensure your Hawthorn Woods, Illinois trees grow strong and tall without growing too big or wild.
Our tree management services include:
- Root care
- Fertilize, pesticide, and fungicide treatments
- Braces and cabling installation
- Trimming and pruning services
- Seasonal tree protection services
- Tree removal services
Whether you own a home or manage commercial property in the greater Chicagoland area, taking care of trees can be tricky without specialized equipment and training. That's why McGinty Bros., Inc. is happy to help provide the tree care service you need.
Why Do Your Trees Need Attention?
You might be tired of jokes about the Windy City. But it's a windy city. All of the towns in the greater Chicago, Illinois, area have to deal with way more than the occasional light breeze, and that can be hard on your trees. Storms can make your branches crack or shake too close to structures or power lines. High winds can also make young trees grow crooked to develop trunk damage.
Even without the wind, trees often need specialized care to make it through the centuries. Trees are a lifelong investment, and we work hard to make sure your trees have a healthy foundation and don't die from solvable problems. That's why all of our tree care service start with an inspection from our tree care specialists and on-staff arborist.
They can diagnose your tree and the surrounding environment so you only receive the services you need without any upselling or surprise appearances from used car salesmen.
In the Chicago, Illinois area, trees often face these risks:
- Diseases, including Dutch Elm Disease, mildew, and scabs
- Pests such as Emerald Ash Borers
- Storm damage that can endanger both the tree and the surrounding property
- Hazardous branch growth that makes trees lopsided
When trees are left to fend for themselves, they don't always make it. They can also put surrounding structures at risk. McGinty Bros., Inc. can inspect your trees for common risk factors and signs of existing damage. Then we can put together a plan to solve current problems, focus on your trees' health, and maintain them so they grow the right way.
Professional Tree Care Start from the Ground Up
Each part of your trees contributes to strong, healthy growth. At McGinty Bros., Inc., our tree care programs start from the ground up to catch preventable problems before they start.
How We Keep Your Roots Healthy
The best way to keep roots healthy is to leave them alone. It might seem too simple. But once trees grow their roots, it's best to let them lie. So we work hard to not remove them, not cut them, and not expose them to disease.
That's not a joke. Cutting or removing tree roots that are greater than 2" wide opens your tree up to catching a bad case of rot. Instead of cutting roots away, we can recommend root barriers to preserve your foundation or landscaping changes that make above-ground tree roots less of a tripping hazard.
Keep Your Trunks Pest-, Damage-, and Disease-Free
While we're low to the ground, our Hawthorn Woods, IL tree care team can protect your trees from all sorts of invaders and diseases. Good tree care practices such as trimming away small twigs before they grow and pruning during the dormant season keeps your trees' immune systems hardier. When that's not enough, we can protect your tree with pesticides and deterrents.
Talk to our tree care management team about the preventative treatments you want to see in your yard. If you're concerned about chemicals, we can work with you to make sure your yard stays perfectly safe for children and pets.
...And Don't Forget About Invasive Plants
Our tree care plans also handle weeds, invasive ivy varieties, and fungi that like to grow around the shady, moist bases of your trees' trunks. We will apply herbicides and fungicides to cut off invasive species before they feel at home. Healthy, consistent mulching can also keep unwanted plants at bay so your property has picturesque trees.
Balanced Branches Keep Your Trees Healthier
Tree trimming and pruning doesn't just make your trees prettier. It also does more than keep the branches safely away from power lines, roofs, and windows. Regular trimming and pruning services cut down twigs and small branches before they can grow too large or too far out. This regular maintenance keeps the tree growing upright. It can even shape the tree to prevent maintenance problems down the line.
Getting rid of branches also stops your trees' branches from choking each other. Have you ever felt like there are too many Starbucks in your area? Or maybe that having one on every street corner means that each one is receiving fewer customers? Branch overgrowth is like that. They fight for limited water, block access to sunlight, and limit fruit production. Our trimming and pruning services make sure that doesn't happen.
Give Your Trees Braces to Keep Those Branches Straight
We might not actually have a tree orthodontist on staff, but our tree doctors know all about how important it can be to cable and brace your trees. If your property has old trees, they might have been left to grow one lopsided major branch or a dreaded Y-shaped trunk that's starting to split.
Our arborist can help recommend the right cabling and bracing installations so the tree doesn't have to get cut down. This hardware reinforces the trunk to support the lopsided weight. Done right, braces and cables save both the tree and the surrounding property. At McGinty Bros., Inc. we want to save as much of the tree as possible, especially if we can do so safely.
As the World Turns (and the Seasons Change) Your Trees Need Different Levels of Attention
The majority of interruptive tree care, such as pruning and branch cutting, needs to be saved for your trees' dormant season. This gives the trees a better opportunity for recovery.
Before winter starts, we can also prepare your trees for the cold. These services include:
- Adding pest and rodent deterrents so they won't try to dig into the base of your tree for winter shelter.
- Insulating your tree roots with mulch to protect them from temperature shock and water loss.
- Winter trunk wrapping for extra insulation and to prevent sunscald.
Start Young Trees Off Right
Whether you want to add more trees to your Hawthorn Woods, Illinois property or you're replacing trees that had to be removed, talk to an expert before you set them in the ground. Our arborists and tree care specialists can recommend the right trees for the look you want. If you want evergreens, fast-growing trees, slow-growing trees, or anything in between, we can help. We can also recommend the right placement with enough healthy distance from structures, other trees, and power lines.
Once your tree is in the ground, we can give it a healthy head start. That includes fertilizing treatments matched to its age and exact species, mulching, and trimming to make it grow in the right shape.
Contact Us Today So We Can Give Your Trees All the Love with Our Tree Care Service
At McGinty Bros., Inc., we want to make sure your trees stay healthy for generations to come. That starts with an inspection to make sure your trees are healthy and happy, and it continues with regular trimming and preventative maintenance. Contact our Hawthorn Woods, IL tree care service team at (847) 438-5161 to schedule that initial survey.