Expert Tree Service for Your Trees and Shrubs in Long Grove, Illinois
Let Us Keep Your Trees Healthy
You love your trees, but do you take care of it? Many people let their trees fend for themselves through the dry seasons, wet seasons, high winds, and bitter cold. Why? Because not many people understand what trees need to be healthy and grow strong. McGinty Bros. has certified Arborists on staff, who do understand trees. We can care for your trees professionally, so the stars of your landscape remain healthy. Our tree service is available in Long Grove, Illinois. We care for trees on landscapes of all types, including residential, commercial, and municipal.
Tree care begins with a free evaluation from McGinty Bros. We take a professional look at your trees and shrubs, and we'll evaluate their needs, providing you an estimate and a plan of action. What kind of trees do you have on your property? We'll look at all of them. It doesn't matter whether your trees look healthy, sick, or dead. We'll come over and decide what needs to be done. Keep reading to learn more about our various tree services.
What is the Difference Between Tree Trimming and Tree Pruning?
Good question. Some people may use these terms interchangeably, but there is a difference. Tree trimming is what we do to remove overgrown branches to make the tree look nicer. Tree pruning is what we do to guide the growth of the tree, for safety and better health.
Tree trimming and pruning are best left to tree care professionals because doing it at the wrong time of year could actually do more harm than good. For optimal health and beauty, give McGinty Bros. a call when you want your trees or shrubs trimmed or pruned.
When trimming and pruning are done correctly, your trees and shrubs will be:
- More aesthetically pleasing
Pro Tip: Oaks and American Elms can only be trimmed when they are in their dormant season.
Winter is a good time for tree trimming. When it comes to Oaks and American Elms, winter is the only time to trim them. This reduces the likelihood of Oak Wilt and Dutch Elm Disease. However, you can give us a call at any time of the year. We can come over and evaluate your trees and make plans for future trimming.
Tree Removal Services in Long Grove, Illinois
Sometimes, trees need to be removed. McGinty Bros. is a fully-insured tree removal company. We can remove any tree, even difficult ones. If you own a tree that looks like it might crash onto your house or some other structure, we can get it removed safely. Our tree removal experts have the knowledge and equipment to get the job done correctly without damaging nearby buildings or other trees and plants. In our 60+ years of experience, we have removed plenty of large trees in tight spaces. Our process is safe and trustworthy.
Trees may need to be removed for various reasons, such as:
- They are dead.
- They are very diseased and can't be cured.
- The tree itself is an invasive species that needs to be controlled.
- They are unsafe.
When the tree has been removed, you are left with a stump. We'll take care of that, too. We grind stumps up to 12" below the original grade. Then, we can either haul away the debris, or we can leave it as mulching material for you to use around your landscape.
Common Tree Diseases in the Long Grove Area
Disease can transform a healthy tree into a damaged, sick tree before you even understand what is happening to it. A trained Arborist helps spot the disease, so the tree can be treated and hopefully saved. McGinty Bros. tree services has a disease control plan, which starts with a free analysis of your trees.
Common tree diseases in our area include:
- Foliar Fungi
- Leaf Spotting
- Dutch Elm Disease (we use a DutchTrig® injection to prevent this disease)
Tree diseases typically show activity during the spring months. We're talking about insect infestations, fungi, and other sicknesses. The tricky part of tree disease is that by the time the damage is visible, the disease has already taken control of your tree. The best way to keep your trees disease-free is to take preventative measures. Contact the tree experts at McGinty Bros. to begin your disease control plan.
Insect Infestations, Including Emerald Ash Borer
Have you seen bright metallic-green beetles boring into your ash trees? These are called Emerald Ash Borers. They destroy ash trees in Long Grove and all over the country. To spot an Emerald Ash Borer infestation, look for:
- splitting bark
- suckers at the base of the tree
- tunnel marks under the bark
- D-shaped exit holes
- evidence of woodpecker activity
- dying or thinning leaves at the crown of the tree
Emerald Ash Borers can be stopped if they are caught early. If you believe your ash trees have this type of infestation, please call us right away, and we'll come over and evaluate your situation. Then, we'll give you an estimate of what we can do to treat the trees and prevent further damage.
Other insects that cause problems in our area include:
- Box Elder Bugs
- Sap Suckers
- Plant Bugs
- Lace Bugs
- Leaf Miners
When it comes to treating insect infestations, it's all about the timing. Our certified Arborists know when insect control applications are most effective. Our integrated insect control programs are great for trees, and they are effective around your home's foundation, too.
Get Your Trees Diagnosed and Treated with Our Effective Tree Services
When you have a certified Arborist taking regular care of your trees, you can feel better about their future. Our Arborists are like tree doctors. They know things about trees and shrubs that are a mystery to most people. With this specialized knowledge comes effective treatment plans for any problems. Our tree care programs are proven to keep trees healthier and safer, no matter what kind of weather, disease, or insect comes along.
Get your trees evaluated by the McGinty Bros. professionals! Contact the tree service team, and we'll schedule your free tree analysis.