Pin Oak tree with yellow leaves that needs to be inspected by a tree service in Troy, Illinois.

4 Trees Native to the Metro East Area

In the Metro East area, there is a large variety of trees that are native to the area. If you have trees on your property, then there is a good chance that it is one of the following trees. At A-Unlimited Tree Service, we have over 25 years working with the native species in the area. We know everything there is to know about the most popular trees in the area and can provide professional tree services so that your native trees are always looking great and are in great health. You can call us at (618) 581-4470 for a free estimate on our tree care and maintenance services.

Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)

Sweetgum tree that requires routine maintenance services from a tree service company in Troy, Illinois.

Pin Oak trees are considered a popular tree found in most neighborhoods and cities in the Metro East area. These trees are fast-growing and are popular for their dense shade. They can grow up to 70 feet tall and consist of a single trunk with lateral branches. Deadwood is common with these trees as the interior becomes shaded. To maintain your Pin Oak, you can call us to perform routine tree maintenance services such as removing co-dominant stems, removing dead wood, and testing yellow leaves to promote health.

Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

Planted for their bright and beautiful fall colors, Sweetgums are also relatively resistant to insects and disease. Although these trees grow spiked balls called gumballs, the beautiful fall leaves make it worth it. As a medium to a fast-growing tree that grows up to 60-75 feet, these trees are perfect for adding a bit of shade to your lawn. Sweetgums require routine maintenance to remove co-dominant leads, and to be inspected in case a support system is needed. Our specialists can provide the necessary services for these wonderful trees.

Silver Maple (Acer saccarinum)

Silver Maple trees are probably the most common trees in the area and can be found almost anywhere in St. Louis and the surrounding area. Because they are fast-growing trees, their wood is brittle and susceptible to breakage. But don’t let that discourage you, these trees can grow to be over 100 feet tall and provide a great space for shade. With routine maintenance, this tree can become the perfect addition to your home. Our team can perform routine maintenance services along with storm clean-up services.

Ash Species, (Fraxinus spp.)

Ash tree that needs tree trimming services in Troy, Illinois.

Ash trees are classified as a common street tree for their filtered shade and wide spawling crown. In the fall you can find beautiful bright yellow fall leaves on these 50-80 feet tall trees. Just like any tree, Ash trees require routine maintenance to ensure they stay strong and healthy. It is important to have deadwood removed periodically and have them treated to prevent bug infestations. Our team knows exactly what your Ash tree needs. Contact us today to schedule your tree maintenance service!

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