Should I Prune My Tree in Summer?

summer tree pruning

“Can I schedule my summer tree pruning?” is a question we’re frequently asked. The short answer to this would be, you can. But the more realistic answer would be, you probably shouldn’t. Here, let us explain ourselves a bit more. Pruning Practices Can Depend on the Type of Tree It’s important to note that not…

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‘Tree’ Rules to Follow This Rainy Season

spring tree care

The snow has officially melted, leaving many Minnesota lawns and trees looking dead, dull, and in need of serious care. Although it may be tempting to immediately start on spring yard work, there are a few rules every homeowner should consider. Here are “tree” rules you should follow to ensure your trees continue to grow…

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How to Prepare Your Yard for Winter

How to Prepare Your Yard for Winter

As much as we may not like to admit, winter is quickly approaching. As we begin to change seasons, it’s important to make sure your tree is prepared for the oncoming winter conditions. Here are our top three tips to follow as we move into the snowy season ahead.  Mulch the Base As true Midwesterners,…

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Helpful Tips to Keep Your Tree Healthy

Tips to keep your tree healthy

When treated correctly, trees can be a beautiful addition to your yard and appreciated for years to come. But, how do you properly treat a tree after you plant it? Here are our top three tips to keep your tree healthy. Mulch Regularly Mulching around the base of your tree is a key step in…

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Employee Spotlight: Keyly Hernandez

Certified Arborist

Ivan’s Tree Service is a family business that works closely together to take on day to day challenges. Tree work is a challenging and dangerous industry. We continually invest in ongoing training and education to keep our employees and clients safe. Keyly has been an integral part of the ITS team and is working hard…

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What is a certified arborist?

Spring is finally here and what better time than Spring Cleaning to tackle your yard.  Most homeowners have trees in their yard that need maintenance, from tree pruning, tree trimming, tree removal, or stump removal, and other landscaping.  Tree care and maintenance can be dangerous and are best suited for professionals – like a certified…

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Twin Cities Tree Service for HOA’s

HOA

The appearance of your HOA grounds plays a significant role in property value, attracting and retaining buyers, and providing an appealing experience for residents. Tree service is often a property managers biggest expense. It’s important to take the time to research landscape and tree service vendors before signing a contract. Facility managers are often pulled…

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COVID-19 Response

Friends, Family, and Customers,  We want to be transparent about how we are handling this situation.  The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and the International Society of Arboriculture have deemed tree care as an “essential business” by providing the following services: Providing hazardous tree and limb removal services Providing utility line clearance Providing storm clean…

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How to Know if Your Tree is Dying

Dying tree trunk with mushroom growing up the side

You may have a tree, or a few trees, in your yard that are concerning you. Maybe they lost their leaves too early in the season. Maybe they don’t look as healthy as they used to. You may find yourself wondering, “Is my tree dying?” Honestly, it can be hard to know what’s going on without the knowledge of a certified arborist. We’ve put together a list of things to look out for when you’re assessing the health of your tree.

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