Ensure the Beauty and Safety of Your Trees with Full Tree Service in Highland Park, Illinois
Professional Tree Care from Experienced Arborists on Our Staff
Trees are all around us, and we tend to take them for granted. They grow tall, provide shade, and seem to survive pretty easily on their own. However, there's a lot going on in a tree's life that normal property owners don't understand. Trees don't always survive through our Highland Park winters. They don't always get enough water during periods of drought. At times, they are very susceptible to disease. That's why it's important to hire a certified Arborist to examine your trees and provide the extra care they need. McGinty Bros., Inc. has Arborists on staff who are qualified to care for all the trees on your residential, commercial, or municipal property in Highland Park, Illinois.
Give us a call to talk about tree service, and we'll first come over to evaluate your trees. A professional Arborist will give you an estimate and form a plan of action. We will look at any tree or shrub, whether it's healthy, obviously sick, or dead. Keep reading to learn more about our tree services.
Do Your Trees Need Trimming, or Do They Need Pruning?
Trimming and pruning are two different terms that often get interchanged. To trim a tree means to remove overgrown branches and make the tree more aesthetically pleasing. To prune a tree means guiding a tree's growth, keeping it healthy and safe.
We do not recommend trimming or pruning your own trees. Let one of our professionals handle the job for you. We know the right times of year to do the job, and we have the right equipment to get it done safely.
A properly trimmed and pruned tree will be a stronger, safer, and more beautiful tree.
Please note: Oaks and American elms can ONLY be trimmed in their dormant stage.
Trim oaks and elms during the winter to reduce the likelihood of Oak Wilt and Dutch Elm Disease. In fact, winter is a good time to trim all your trees and shrubs. But don't worry if you're reading this in the middle of summer. Give us a call now, and we'll help you prepare for future trimmings.
Tree Removal Services in Highland Park
Although we prefer to save trees whenever possible, it is sometimes necessary to remove trees. Trust our fully-insured tree removal services to remove any tree, however big or small. We have years of experience in the tree removal business, and we have the equipment to properly take down any tree, even ones that are in dangerous positions. If another tree removal company has declined to do the job for you, please let us know. We'll take care of it safely.
After the tree has been removed, we grind the stump up to 12" below the original grade. The wood chips can be used as mulch for the rest of your landscape, or we'll haul them away for you.
Common Tree Diseases in Your Area
Once you detect a disease in a tree, it has probably already caused a large amount of damage. Tree diseases go unnoticed for long periods of time. Most diseases can only be caught early by a trained Arborist. Our Arborists know how to prevent and control the diseases that plague trees in the Highland Park area. A disease control plan always begins with a free tree analysis.
This list shows local tree diseases:
- Foliar Fungi
- Leaf Spotting
- Dutch Elm Disease (we use a DutchTrig® injection to prevent this disease)
Keep your trees safe by preventing the disease from ever striking. McGinty Bros. tree service offers preventative treatment plans for all types of trees.
Do you already see evidence of disease in your trees? Don't panic. Give us a call. We'll analyze the situation and create a customized management plan that can control the disease and keep it from spreading.
The Problem of Emerald Ash Borers
There's an insect in the Highland Park area called an Emerald Ash Borer, and it's killing ash trees. It is a small metallic-green beetle that bores into the ash tree. Evidence of Emerald Ash Borer activity includes:
- suckers at the base of the tree
- splitting bark
- tunneling marks beneath the bark
- D-shaped exit holes
- woodpecker activity in the tree
- dying leaves at the crown of the tree
If we catch it early, we can treat your infected ash trees. Early detection is key, so call us as soon as you suspect Emerald Ash Borers are invading your trees.
Other Insect Problems
What other insects are infesting your trees and shrubs? Some of the harmful little buggers in our area include:
- Leaf Miners
- Lace Bugs
- Plant Bugs
- Sap Suckers
- Box Elder Bugs
Keep these guys under control with an integrated insect control program from McGinty Bros. We also control the insects around your home's foundation.
Contact Us for All Your Professional Tree Service Needs
The certified Arborists at McGinty Bros. are the best tree doctors your trees and shrubs will ever get. They are very knowledgeable and have the resources to take good care of trees. Using a variety of tree care application programs, our Arborists can prevent and control whatever sickness your trees are susceptible to. Take advantage of our experience. We know when mature trees are under stress, and we can tell if it's because of soil compaction, infestation, root damage, or something else. We also know how to keep a young tree safe for a long, fruitful life.