Advanced Tree Care for Your Trees and Shrubs in Lake Zurich, Illinois
Help Your Trees Reach Their Full Potential with Our Tree Care Services
How many trees and shrubs do you have on your property? If you have one prized tree or a whole wooded area, you can benefit from the McGinty Bros. expert tree services. Caring for trees is a lost art. Most tree owners simply leave their trees alone through cold weather, high winds, and periods of drought. There is a better way to love and care for your trees. Find out more about our tree care services, available on all types of landscapes in Lake Zurich, Illinois and across the greater Chicago area.
It all begins with an assessment of your trees and shrubs. We'll give you a free estimate of what it will take to keep your trees healthy. Then, we'll form a custom plan that takes into consideration your trees' needs. Maybe you have old trees, young trees, trees that require bracing, and trees that have diseases. We take care of all of them.
Tree Trimming and Tree Pruning: How Do They Benefit Your Trees?
Fun fact: tree trimming and tree pruning are not the same thing. Even though the terms are often used interchangeably, they mean two different things to people who understand proper tree care. Trimming refers to the process of removing branches so your tree looks nicer. Pruning refers to the process of cutting the branches to guide the growth of the tree or shrub, thereby making it healthier and safer.
Timing is crucial when it comes to trimming or pruning a tree correctly. So is safety. The McGinty Bros. tree experts and their specialized equipment can take care of all your trimming and pruning needs, so you can stay safely on the ground, admiring your healthy, beautiful trees.
When a tree is properly pruned and trimmed, it results in:
- Strong growth habit
- Enhanced natural beauty
- Removal of hazardous branches
Do you have Oaks or American Elms on your property? These species can ONLY be trimmed while dormant. Winter is a good time to trim trees of any sort, but Oaks and American Elms must be trimmed during dormancy to reduce the likelihood of Oak Wilt and Dutch Elm Disease. We can evaluate your trees and plan for future trimming at any time of the year.
Trust Our Fully-Insured Tree Removal Services
We like to save trees, but sometimes, we have to remove them. Our tree removal services are fully-insured, which means you can count on us to tackle any tree, even a tree in a difficult position. Our equipment can handle trees that are hovering dangerously above your structures. We have been in the tree care business for over 60 years, and we have safely removed many types of trees.
Trees may need removal for different reasons, including:
- weak tree structure
- it is an invasive species
- it has become a hazard to people
Give us a call, and we'll help you determine what to do with your problem tree.
Stump Removal is Part of Our Job
Once the tree is down, we will grind the stump up to 12" below the original grade. Then, we'll haul away the debris or leave it as mulching material to go around your remaining trees.
Treat the Diseases that Plague Your Lake Zurich Trees
It's not always easy being a tree. If it's not getting attacked by harmful insects, it could be getting sick from a disease or fungi. How do you protect trees against the harm that comes its way year after year? Our certified Arborists are like tree doctors. They care for trees with an integrated pest and disease management plan. The plan begins with a free analysis of your trees. Do you spot damage or disease in your trees? If you can see it with your untrained eyes, unfortunately, it may already be too late to control the disease.
You should still give us a call. Our certified Arborists will do what they can to save trees. The best way to fight disease and damage is through preventative treatments. Our treatments fight against these common disease problems in the Lake Zurich area:
- Foliar Fungi
- Leaf Spotting
- Dutch Elm Disease (we use a DutchTrig® injection to prevent this disease)
What's the Deal with Emerald Ash Borers?
Emerald Ash Borers are a BIG deal in our part of the country. They are bright metallic-green beetles that bore into ash trees and destroy their ability to transport nutrients. This little beetle destroys ash trees throughout North America, and it could be attacking your ash trees, too. How do you know? Look for these tell-tale signs:
- 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
When it's treated early, an infected ash tree can be saved. If you suspect Emerald Ash Borers are damaging your trees, please give us a call. We'll evaluate the situation and provide an estimate for a treatment and prevention plan.
Harmful Insects Can Be Stopped
We can also treat and prevent damage from other harmful insects. The McGinty Bros. tree care experts know the right time to apply insect control. Let us take effective action against these harmful insects:
- Leaf Miners
- Lace Bugs
- Plant Bugs
- Sap Suckers
- Box Elder Bugs
Our insect control applications work well in trees, shrubs, and around the foundations of your home.
Effective Tree Care Services: We Doctor Your Trees and Shrubs So They Can Be Healthy and Strong
Get your trees and shrubs the professional care they need to thrive. You take your family to the doctor to prevent sickness. Why not give your valuable trees the same type of consideration? Our certified Arborists understand trees from root to leaf. They know all about effective treatments and preventative applications. You can be assured that your trees and shrubs are in excellent hands.
When we come for your free evaluation, we'll look for problems that you probably wouldn't have even noticed. Can you tell if your mature trees are stressed due to root damage or soil compaction? Probably not. That's why you need us.
Contact our tree care service team today to schedule your free tree evaluation. It's never too late to begin caring properly for your trees.