June 5th, 2012
Obviously we love trees here at iTrees.com, and we take every opportunity to promote their value & importance to our communities. We recently ran across an interesting article brought to us by the Alliance for Community Trees. It is titled “The Quick 10: 10 Trees that Changed the World.”
Here’s the list at a glance:
- Walt Disney’s Dreaming Tree
- Anne Franks’s Horsechestnut Tree
- Isaac Newton’s Apple Tree
- Wall Street Buttonwood Tree
- Revolutionary War Mercer Oak
- Geneseo Big Tree - Treaty of Big Tree
- Royal Oak
- Queen Elizabeth Oak
- Tree of Hippocrates
Take a look at the article link below - it’s pretty cool…
The Quick 10: 10 Trees that Changed the World
February 10th, 2012
Spring is a great time to plant trees, and at iTrees.com you can plant your way to a colorful spring display! The spring season is a perfect time to plant trees: the weather is mild, and the trees respond well to transplanting this time of year. When trees are planted in the spring, they can start growing right away and recieve nourishing spring rains. This helps them establish well before the following summer season. Experts agree that spring planting is an excellent option for tree planting.
Spring is best known for colorful blooms in the landscape, and at iTrees.com we have a spectacular array of trees to choose from! If you are looking for more color in your yard this spring, then click on our Flowering Trees category at www.iTrees.com for an assortment of fantastic spring choices. Our selection of locally grown trees is sure to have the spring colors you are looking for. Join us this spring & plant a tree and watch your yard transform into a beautiful explosion of color!
March 22nd, 2011
Here is a link to a great story about how much cooler it is under the shade of a tree. The report was generated by Trees Forever based in Iowa, and it was recently published on the Alliance for Community Trees website. Both of these great organizations we are proud to support!
If you click on this link http://actrees.org/site/news/newsroom/it_really_is_cooler_in_the_shade.php?tag=news you can read about this interesting study. They used the 4-H youth to test temperature differences around the community in the summer & found temperature differences of up to 55 degrees coller in the shade!
Basically this supports what we already knew - TREES ARE COOL!!!
March 22nd, 2011
New for the 2011 season, iTrees.com is unveiling even more options for Illinois customers looking for quality trees. In the past, iTrees.com only planted trees for its customers. New this season iTrees.com will offer a delivery only option for homeowners wanting to get their hands dirty & plant their trees themselves. Of course for those tree lovers that still prefer the full service option, iTrees.com will continue to deliver & plant as well.
In addition to more delivery & planting options, iTrees.com has revised the Green Rewards Program. With our new green rewards program you are in charge of your discount destiny! Your volume discount will be a percentage off your total tree purchase that is equal to the amount of trees you are ordering. The volume discount will be applied on orders from 3 to 15 trees. If you are ordering more than 15 trees, please call or email us for a personalized quote. For example if you order 3 trees you will receive a 3% discount, if you order 7 trees you will receive a 7% discount, if you order 11 trees you will receive 11% off - the savings go on & on!
But let’s talk about new trees! The 2011 Collection this season is outstanding – some of the best selections available for Illinois landscapes! Browse our extensive list of species to see all the new varieties ready to deliver right to your door. We look forward to serving all our Illinois customers this spring!
March 22nd, 2011
Help us celebrate Arbor Day this spring & plant a tree! Across the globe, millions will be joining together to plant trees in communities & back yards. Keep your eye on our website for special Arbor Day Sales in April – you won’t want to miss out! For more on the National Arbor Day Foundation click here.
December 4th, 2009
It’s always exciting to have your trees produce for you, and with a couple of maples in the yard, your pancakes can be complemented with some homemade syrup. It might sound difficult, to buy mature trees then actually use them to produce syrup, but it’s far easier than it sounds.
Maple syrup is a classic favorite at breakfast tables everywhere. English chemist Robert Boyle said it best in 1663 when he wrote “There is in some parts of New England a kind of tree whose juice that weeps out its incision, if it is permitted slowly to exhale away the superfluous moisture, doth congeal into a sweet and saccharin substance and the like was confirmed to me by the agent of the great and populace colony of Massachusetts.”
Well, move over New England. It’s time for Chicago to make some syrup! Read more »