Ensure the Health of Your Trees with Expert Tree Care Services in North Shore, Illinois
Give Your Trees and Shrubs the Care They Need
When you look out at your landscape, you probably see some trees. You see them every day, but do you do anything to keep them strong and healthy? Most tree owners don't. Your trees are left alone to survive through winter, summer, high winds, and drought. Did you know that you can give your trees the support and care they need to be healthy? Our certified Arborists have the professional skills and knowledge to evaluate and treat your trees and shrubs, giving your entire landscape a whole new degree of healthiness. Your residential, commercial, or municipal North Shore, Illinois property can benefit from the McGinty tree care services.
Proper tree care begins with a free evaluation. A professional Arborist will examine your trees and shrubs and provide you with an estimate and a plan of action. We look at each tree and shrub, no matter the type or condition it is in. Healthy trees, sick trees, dead trees. We'll help you decide what needs to be done to them. Keep reading to learn more about our tree services.
Do Your Trees Need Trimming or Pruning?
First, you need to understand the difference between trimming and pruning. Although some folks use the terms interchangeably, there is a difference. We prune a tree to guide its growth and keep it healthier and safer. We trim a tree to remove overgrown branches for aesthetic purposes.
The tree care experts at McGinty Bros. know the best time of year to trim or prune your trees. If you do it at the wrong time, you may actually do harm to the tree.
When trees and shrubs are trimmed and pruned correctly, they are stronger, nicer-looking and safer.
Expert Tip: Oaks and American Elms should only be trimmed during their dormant season.
Tree trimming is often done during the wintertime. For Oaks and American Elms, winter is the only time to trim them because it reduces the chances of Oak Wilt and Dutch Elm Disease. Let us know if you have trees that may need trimming. We can come over anytime of the year to evaluate their needs.
Fully-Insured Tree Removal Services
We prefer to save trees and nurse them back to health, but some trees do need to be removed. Our team has the experience and equipment to remove any tree. Trees that loom above houses and other buildings are difficult to remove, but not impossible. We'll get it down without damaging your buildings or other elements of your landscape. We've been in the business for over 60 years, and we have removed many difficult trees. You can trust our process.
Reasons a tree may need removal:
- It is dead.
- It has a disease and cannot be cured.
- It is unsafe.
- The tree is an invasive species that needs to be controlled.
After the tree has been removed, we can grind the stump, too. We grind them up to 12" below the original grade. We will either haul away the debris or leave it with you as mulching material for other areas in your landscape.
Learn About Common Tree Diseases in North Shore, IL
Trees face a lot of different attackers. From insects to fungi to diseases, your trees fight against more than you can imagine. What can you do to protect them? Let the McGinty tree care team come over and give your trees some professional doctoring. We have integrated pest and disease management plans that get to the root of your trees' problems. It begins with a free analysis. If you're already seeing damage and disease in a tree with your own eyes, it may already be too late to control the disease.
Don't give up. Our certified Arborists have tricks and treatments up their sleeves that can do a lot of good for all of your trees and shrubs. The best way to fight off tree diseases is through preventative treatments. In the North Shore, IL area, your trees need preventative treatments for:
- Foliar Fungi
- Leaf Spotting
- Dutch Elm Disease (we use a DutchTrig® injection to prevent this disease)
Are Emerald Ash Borers Bugging Your Trees?
You'll know if you have a bad case of Emerald Ash Borers if you see any of these tell-tale signs in your ash trees:
- suckers at the base of the tree
- splitting bark
- tunneling marks under the bark
- D-shaped exit holes
- woodpecker activity in the tree
- dying or thinning leaves in the crown
Emerald Ash Borers are a bright, metallic-green beetle destroying ash trees throughout North America. When caught early, an infected ash tree can be saved. Give us a call as soon as you suspect you have a problem, and we'll stop by to evaluate the situation. We have treatment and prevention plans that really work.
Other Harmful Insects in the North Shore Area
Let the McGinty Bros. tree care professionals stop the damage of harmful insects. We know the correct time to apply insect control for maximum effectiveness. These insects and more can be protected against:
- Leaf Miners
- Lace Bugs
- Plant Bugs
- Sap Suckers
- Box Elder Bugs
Get insect control in your trees, shrubs, and around the foundations of your buildings.
Need Tree Care Services? Our Certified Arborists Are On Call!
When your trees need a doctor, you can rely on the McGinty tree care services. We do everything we can to protect your trees from disease and damage. Our methods and treatments have been proven effective time and again. You can count on us to offer the best care possible in the North Shore, Illinois area. Calling in the tree care experts is a good idea, even if you don't really know what is going on. A professional will notice signs and symptoms that you will probably overlook. We'll evaluate your trees for anything that could be putting them under the weather, including stress, insect damage, and fungi disease.
Get the help your trees need. Contact our tree care experts today. We'll schedule your free tree evaluation.