At Bluder's Tree Service we specialize in both residential and commercial tree services. We also respond to natural disasters and wind storms. We work with all major insurance companies to ensure you get the job you desire done in a safe and efficient manner. Our tree service experts serve your every tree service need. Whether you need simple bush or shrubbery trimming and shaping or something more complex like removing an 80' tree from your back yard, we have the skills, people and tools to do the job right. Remember, Bluder's Tree Service is a full service tree and bush care provider. We don't just remove dead branches. We can help you care for that tree to keep the branches from dying in the first place. Total Plant Health is our primary concern. From from planting to mulching, trimming, pruning, bracing and disease prevention and recovery, we are at your service to ensure your trees and bushes are healthy and as low maintenance as possible.
Tree removal by cutting down a tree is very dangerous work. Only professional tree removal companies like ours, should be consulted. Our tree removal companies are nationwide and are local to your area. They know what specific needs trees in your area need to be removed. Using a local tree service is smart. When the time comes, don't risk doing it yourself or hiring a “handyman” for a tree removal. When a tree is in diseased, infested, dying or has simply grown to a size that is encroaching on your home or other buildings, it may be time to get it out of the way so it doesn't affect the rest of the trees, bushes, plants or property. Anyone can cut a tree down. To do it without an emergency room visit or damage to other property is the real skill. We have honed that skill over twenty years and thousands of trees. All our employees are professionals, extensively trained in the art and science of taking your tree down in the safest, most efficient way possible.
There are many reasons to trim your trees. Tree trimming is the act of pruning. Tree experts should be consulted before you start trimming your trees. You have to know about each variety of trees in order to trim them without causing future damage to your trees. There are many methods of tree trimming that you need to know. It could be from constant wind, snow damage or just the weight of branches that cause the tree or shrub to stray off the straight and narrow. A tree or bush that is not growing straight will cause a lot of problems down the road. Not only for the tree but possibly for other areas of your property as well. A leaning tree has excessive weight on one side. This can cause the tree to be uprooted during wind or snow storms. In some cases the weight of unbalanced branch growth is enough to allow the branches or entire tree to snap off unexpectedly, causing damage to surrounding trees, bushes, plants, house or buildings. Proper tree pruning, cabling and bracing can bring a damaged tree back from the brink. By pruning away the dead wood, bracing areas that are unbalanced and developing a cable plan that will pull the tree back to vertical, you can avoid the expense of replacing the tree and maintain the look of your yard as you had planned it.
Plant Health Care broadens the focus from healthy trees and shrubs to all the plants on your property. Proper management of hydration, nutrition, bug and disease control can make your landscaping look better, longer. We balance our plans to address a variety of challenges. No cookie-cutter plans with Bluder's Tree Service.
Bluder's Tree Service will be there the first to assist you in case of an emergency our tree services specialize in residential and commercial tree services. We also respond to natural disasters and wind storms. We work with all major insurance companies to ensure you get the job you desire done in a safe and efficient manner. Our tree service experts serve your every tree service need.
Our certified arborists will work with you from the planning stage through the planting and maintenance of your new tree. Engaging with an arborist early in the design will help with the selection of a tree or shrubbery that is suited for the new location both environmentally and aesthetically. Selecting a species of tree or bush uniquely suited to your location (dry, wet, hot, cold, shade, sun) will ensure that it will be there and will be healthy as long as possible.
Bluder's Tree Service also offers annual Mulching. There are a variety of benefits to putting down a 2-4” layer of mulch around your trees and shrubs every year. Mulch provides a protection layer that holds in moisture for your plant roots. That protective layer also helps moderate temperature fluctuations. This can be especially important in the spring and fall when we see temperature swings of 30 or 40 degrees during a day. Finally, mulch crowds out weeds and grasses that compete for water and nutrition with trees and bushes. By creating a blanket of coverage with mulch, we starve the weeds and grasses of sunlight which hinders, and in many cases, arrests their growth entirely. Mulch is an organic, natural and eco-friendly way to manage weeds while helping your trees and bushes stay healthy.
A tree survey is a cataloging of all information about the trees on a given property. A survey may be required to get a building permit or for a site plan, or for an area that is being designated a preserve. Our Certified Arborist will conduct the survey in accordance with local requirements and arboreal best practices. A Tree Survey may include, but is not limited to the following information:
•Tree Size (in DBH)
•Tree Location on property, relative to property lines, buildings, other trees etc..
•Trees will be tagged with I.D. Tags as necessary and required by the plan
•Final report outlining current conditions, issues and recommended plans as appropriate
We've all seen it. Huge, established trees in a typical neighborhood that get damaged during a remodel, tear down or new construction. Part of the value of the property you are planning on building on is the trees. They are the consummate icon of longevity and stability. Tear the bark off a classic old elm or maple with a Bobcat and it won't be too long before that beautiful old tree will need to be replaced. Typically with a sapling. While old trees may look indestructible, they are very susceptible to the stresses of being disrupted. While injured bark is an obvious damage that can be seen, there are a number of other impacts that are less obvious, but can have a similar outcome. Damage to critical roots, soil compacted around roots, and new sun and wind exposures can all have a negative effect on the health of a historic tree. Without observing best practices for tree and shrub maintenance during construction, the negative effects may not be seen for several years. Don't lose your trees to construction site negligence. Have Bluder's Tree Service come out today to evaluate and put a construction plan in place so you can keep those trees and shrubs where they are now and generations to come.
If you have spent any time in the Chicagoland area over the last two decades, you know the devastation the Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease have caused. The Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle, originally from Asia, that has gotten a foothold in the Ash tree population in and around Chicagoland. The adult beetle is a little longer than 1/4” inch long and a 1/16” wide and is shaped like a bullet; narrow and pointed at the tail end and wide and squared off at the head. The beetle is colored metallic Kelly green. While the adult Emerald Ash Borer beetles feast on the leaves in the canopy of the tree, larvae do an equal if not greater amount of damage inside the tree. When the larvae hatch, they dig a hole through the bark of the Ash tree and start burrowing and eating, just under the bark layer. These “tunnels” disrupt the tree to such a degree that coupled with the foliage loss to the adult beetles, Ash trees have been decimated at a truly alarming rate around the country and specifically in the Chicagoland area. An Emerald Ash Borer colony can kill an otherwise healthy tree in as little as three years. If you see the Emerald Ash Borer beetle or the tell-tale holes in your Ash trees, get in touch with Bluder's Tree Service as soon as possible. With several prescriptive and preventative treatments at our disposal, we have had a high success rate at bringing trees back from the brink and treating them against further infestation.
Dutch Elm Disease is carried by the Elm Bark Beetle (Scolytus multistriatus). The beetle itself is destructive to the trees, but the Dutch Elm Disease fungus is the really deadly culprit. As the fungus infects the tree layer that carries water and nutrients to and from the rest of the tree, the tree's own defense mechanism becomes its downfall. In an effort to block the fungus from spreading, the tree “plugs” areas of this vascular network. Eventually, enough of the network is plugged that water and nutrients will not make it to the rest of the tree and they will start to die. A good example of an initial symptom of Dutch Elm Disease infection in an Elm tree is when the leaves on an upper branch in the canopy will start to yellow and the branch starts to whither in the summer, prime growth and green season. Several instances in a single tree or across multiple trees indicate advanced infection with immediate treatment and preventative measures needed. Bluder's Tree Service has the experience, tools and permits to combat Dutch Elm Disease in infected trees, and to prevent infection before it happens.
Our Premium Blend of slow-release essential micro and macro nutrient Fertilizers get saturated into the Root-Zone of your Trees and Shrubs. We have also included Mycorrhizae, an awesome beneficial fungi to help stimulate microbial activity in the soil leading to the improved health and development of the root system. Our licensed and professional applicators are experienced and grateful for the opportunity to feed your plants.
One of the most important aspects of our nation is our LAND. Our beautiful farms, open spaces, and natural resources help define our “quality of life”. However, we are losing many farms to ill-planned development and losing our rural culture fast. Increasingly there are just too many houses springing up along every country road. Bluder's Tree Service Team works with landowners to place conservation easements or deed restrictions on their land, thereby the landowners are protecting their land, benefiting financially, enhancing the community as a whole, and helping the environment. Conservation easements are a win-win for the landowner and the community.
Oak and Elm trees are a valuable addition to any property. Professional tree service providers can diagnose and treat diseases that affect these trees effectively.
Removing a tree stump requires expert knowledge and specialist equipment. At Bluder's Tree Service, we offer a comprehensive service that delivers thorough stump removal after a tree has been felled on your property. We will start by reducing the stump by cutting it into smaller pieces, following by a grinding process using specialist equipment, until the stump is below the surface of the ground and can be covered.
Bluder's Tree Experts uses an integrated approach to managing insects and diseases that begins with maintaining plant health using sound cultural practices including pruning and creating optimal soil conditions for plant growth. Periodic inspections are essential to detect pest infestations before they reach damaging levels. Bluder's arborists are trained to recognize beneficial insects that will help naturally suppress pest populations, and we also release beneficials to augment existing populations.
Bluder's Tree Service offers direct injection of pesticides through the bark and into the trunk of ash trees is an environmentally sound and economical way of treating EAB. With direct injection into the circulatory system of a tree, a much lower volume of chemical is needed because it all goes into the tree, leaving none on the ground or on the exterior tree bark for exposure to unintended receptors. Trunk injection is the most efficient and works the fastest of EAB control methods, with the pesticide circulation throughout the tree within a few days. Trunk microinjections should be conducted during mid to late spring after trees have leafed out and throughout the summer. A single injection treatment can protect ash trees for one or two years, depending on the type of insecticide used. Also, lightly infested trees showing initial EAB symptoms can be treated and recover.
Diagnosis of tree and plant problems is the first step in an effective and economic management program. The University Lab Testing serves farmers, greenhouse producers, landscape contractors, turf managers, arborists, nurseries, and others in agriculture and the green industries. When a conclusion has been reached on a diagnosis or identification, the lab will send a written report including pest management strategies that are research based, economically sound, and environmentally appropriate for the situation.
Don't let mosquitoes spoil your outdoor summer fun! Bluder's affordable Mosquito Control Program provides quick acting protection, and long-lasting relief from mosquito activity. Each application creates a barrier around your home, which controls mosquitoes within your property and prevents re-infestation. Whether you're enjoying a get together in your backyard, a special event, or just a relaxing night around the fire pit, we'll make the hours you spend outside more enjoyable.
Bluder's junk removal and debris removal services are a quick and cost-effective way to get rid of any/all old residential debris, storm debris, yard debris and construction debris. We do junk removal and remove and haul away debris and any household waste for homeowners and businesses.