Waukegan, Illinois

Top Tree Care Service – Waukegan, IL

Urban Arborist offers a full range of tree care service to keep your trees healthy. These include tree pruning, tree fertilization, and other tree care techniques, such as tree removal when necessary. We only remove trees when absolutely necessary for your property and plant life.

Best Tree Pruning Service

Pruning is the typical upkeep treatment carried out on trees and each cut has the possibility to alter the tree forever. Our service techs have the education and know-how to properly prune your trees. Older trees need pruning to get rid of nonessential or dying branches to maintain safety and wellness of the tree.

Proper Tree and Shrub Fertilization in Waukegan, IL

Tree fertilization is very beneficial in keeping your trees healthy. If fertilizer is not replenished, the tree and shrubs will leach nutrients through the soil and deplete the soil of nutrients. On the flip side, over fertilization can damage your plants. Our certified arborists are trained to recognize nutrient deficiencies, and will determine how, why and when your plants need to be fertilized.

Maintaining Proper Soil Biology

Urban Arborist utilizes biologicals, such as microorganisms, vertebrates, earthworms, fungi, bacteria, and more to maintain the proper nutrient balance of the soil for your trees and shrubs. An ideal soil is comprised of 50% soil, 25% macro pore space and 25% micro pore space. These living things are absolutely essential in providing your plants with the moisture and nutrients they require.

Mulching Protects Your Trees

Mulching protects your trees in multiple ways. It provides a barrier between the tree roots and external objects that could damage the roots. When properly done, mulching will improve your trees root system by maintaining a more consistent soil temperature, retaining moisture, and encouraging microorganism activity.

Careful Tree Removal Service

We prefer not to remove trees, but at times, it is necessary. The tree may be hindering growth of surrounding plant life, and it may be best to remove the offending tree. We take care in removing trees, ensuring that the surrounding area remains intact.

Cable and Bracing to Preserve Your Tree

In large trees, high strength steel cables are installed in the upper crown of the tree to reduce movement and lessen the risk of primary branch failure. Weak or damaged limbs can be braced to prevent large branch failure.

Managing Insects and Disease for Your Tree in Waukega, IL

The first step in managing insects and disease on your tree is to maintain a healthy tree. When your tree is healthy there are only a few insects, pests, or diseases which can single handedly attack and kill your tree. Usually, it takes multiple stresses to impact a tree, causing it’s health to decline, then making it susceptible to insects or disease.

That said, it is still wise to minimize infestations and disease. As part of our tree care services, we not only maintain the health of your trees, but we monitor for insect and disease presence, and rid your tree of these, before any damage results.

About Waukegan Illinois

Waukegan is located just north of Chicago along Lake Michigan, and is part of the Chicago Metropolitan area. It is the 9th largest city in and the county seat of Lake County, Illinois, with nearly 90,000 residents within 24 square miles. They have a national airport that is the 2nd busiest airport in Illinois, trailing Chicago’s O’Hare by a great margin.

Bordering on Lake Michigan, Waukegan boasts a nice stretch of beach for residents and tourists alike to enjoy. The Waukegan public beach is popular with the locals, for day and night camping, picnics, kite surfing, swimming, and more. Winter brings cold conditions, but the locals enjoy the annual Polar Bear Plunge.

With the proximity to Chicago, and a quaint old downtown, and a beachfront, Waukegan is home to many popular hotel chains. These include the Marriott, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Residence Inn, Econo Lodge, and more. There are plenty of attractions and accommodations for tourists to enjoy the local area and still enjoy the attractions of nearby Chicago.