Complete Tree Care Services for Every Tree and Shrub in Your Northbrook, Illinois Landscape
Let Your Trees Experience Expert Care from Professional Arborists
It's never too late to get your trees the care they deserve. Most people don't think much about tree care. Trees seem so strong and invincible, like they'll keep living forever on their own resources. We wish trees had superpowers like that, but unfortunately, they don't. Trees don't always have what it takes to survive harsh winters, summer storms, and dry periods. They appreciate support and care. The certified Arborists at McGinty Bros. have the skills and knowledge to give your trees individualized care, so they can be stronger and healthier. Any tree on any residential, commercial, or municipal property in Northbrook, Illinois can receive help from our tree care experts.
When you contact us about tree care, we first come over to evaluate the trees. A professional Arborist will give you an estimate and a plan of action. It doesn't matter if your trees and shrubs are healthy or sick. We'll take a look at them all, and we'll tell you if something can be done for them. The rest of this page will explain aspects of our tree care services.
Trimming and Pruning. Do You Know the Difference?
Some people think trimming and pruning mean the same thing. They don't. Pruning a tree is meant to guide the tree's growth and keep it healthy and safe. Trimming a tree is intended to remove overgrown branches and make the tree look better.
Let our tree experts take care of your trimming and pruning. Not only do we know the proper times of year to trim and prune, we also have the proper equipment to do the job safely.
A tree or shrub that is properly trimmed and pruned will be stronger, safer, and more aesthetically-pleasing.
NOTE: Oaks and American elms can ONLY be trimmed in their dormant stage.
To reduce the likelihood of Oak Wilt and Dutch Elm Disease, only trim oaks and elms while they are dormant during the winter. Winter is a good time to trim all your trees and shrubs. You don't have to wait to give us a call. We can prepare for future trimming at any time of year.
Northbrook, IL Tree Removal Services
We always try to save a tree, but it is sometimes necessary to remove trees. As a fully-insured tree removal company, we are your first choice for any tree removal project. Over the years, we have handled just about every type of tree removal there is, from small trees to large trees. We have the experience and equipment needed to tackle even the difficult trees that are dangerously close to buildings or other valuable property. If another tree removal company has declined to help you with your difficult tree, give us a call. We'll take it down safely.
Once the tree has been removed, we grind the stump up to 12" below the original grade. This creates wood chips that you can use as mulch for the rest of your landscape. If you don't want the wood chips, we'll haul them away for you.
Fight Against Tree Diseases
If you think your tree has a disease, it's possible that the disease has already caused quite a bit of damage. That's because tree diseases are difficult to spot if you don't have the proper training to catch them early. Our certified Arborists do have the necessary training, and they can prevent and treat diseases that commonly plague Northbrook, IL trees. Our disease control plans always begin with a free tree analysis.
Tree diseases in our area include:
- Foliar Fungi
- Leaf Spotting
- Dutch Elm Disease (we use a DutchTrig® injection to prevent this disease)
The most effective way to keep your trees safe from disease is by preventing the disease from beginning in the first place. We offer preventative treatment plans that work well on all types of trees.
Like we mentioned earlier, if you can see the disease, it might already be too late to stop the damage. Give us a call anyway. We will analyze your situation and create a customized pest and disease management plan that could save your tree and keep nearby trees from suffering.
What's an Emerald Ash Borer?
Have you seen small metallic-green beetles on your ash trees? If you have, you have a problem. Emerald Ash Borers are small insects that kill ash trees. You can detect activity from these beetles by taking a close look at your trees. They are present if you see:
- suckers at the base of the tree
- splitting bark
- marks of tunneling beneath the bark
- D-shaped exit holes
- woodpecker activity in the tree
- dying leaves at the crown of the tree
We can treat infected trees and prevent further damage if we catch it early. Let us know right away if you suspect Emerald Ash Borers are invading your ash trees.
Stopping Insects is Part of the Tree Care Plan
We know how to spot insect infestations and take care of the problem. Our insect control applications are designed to eliminate your insect problems at the most effective times of the year. Relieve your trees from the damage caused by the following pests:
- Leaf Miners
- Lace Bugs
- Plant Bugs
- Sap Suckers
- Box Elder Bugs
Insect control applications are also available for the foundation of your home.
Get Help from One of Our Certified Arborists
We offer expert tree care services, which means our Arborists are like doctors for trees. As caring tree doctors, our Arborists will do everything in their power to protect your trees from damage and disease. No tree is too small, too big, too sick, too old, or too young to receive proper care from McGinty Bros. Our methods are time-proven, and they will be effective on your trees, too. Even if you aren't sure what's going on inside your trees, feel free to give us a call. We have trained eyes to see tree illnesses, including stress, fungi, and insect damage.
Your Northbrook, IL trees deserve the best care in the area. Contact us today. We'll schedule a free tree evaluation.