EAB Management & Prevention

  • Tree Disease Control

  • ISA Arborist Inspections

  • Prevention, Management & Treatment

  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

  • Tree Fungus

  • Oak Wilt

  • Tree Pest Control

  • Dutch Elm Disease

  • Fungus, Blight And Bark Disease

  • Oak, Elm, Ash, Pine Trees & More


"Simply outstanding! These guys worked two days to clear out the jungle we had both in the front and back yard. They have done a fantastic job and cleaned up nicely. "


"Progressive Tree Service did a wonderful job "super pruning" our two giant silver maple trees, 3 elm trees, 2 crab apple trees and one large box elder tree... "


" My two neighbors and I are SO HAPPY we hired Progressive. They showed up on time, were extremely careful, worked diligently and safely"

Brian Dreher

"As a landscape designer, running into tree maintenance and tree issues is a frequent occurrence. After receiving other bids and having worked with other arborists, I consistently choose to work with Juan. Progressive Tree Care provides the best value for arbor care around."

Matt K

"I don't write reviews often but wanted to take a second to commend the professionalism of Eloy and his crew. I woke up to find our large (50+ ft.) pear tree had fallen over and was leaning on our power line and the neighbor's house. I called Progressive at 7:15am, had someone out to take a look at 8:00 am, and work was started on the tree at 10:30 am. Not only were Eloy and his crew fast but also very friendly, taking the time to answer any questions I had along the way. If you are looking for a professional, responsive and fairly priced. tree service, I cannot recommend Progressive's services enough"

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Signs and Symptoms caused by The Emerald Ash Borer

Crown Deterioration

Deterioration of the upper and outer crown begins after several years of EAB infestation. Trees start to show dead branches throughout the canopy, often beginning at the top. Larval feeding promotes the disruption of nutrient and water flow to the upper canopy, which often results in leaf loss. Leaves at the top of the tree will appear to be thin and discolored.

Woodpecker Feeding on E.A.B. Larvae

Woodpeckers eat emerald ash borer larvae that are under the bark. If there are large quantities of larvae under the bark the woodpecker damage can make it look like strips of bark have been pulled off of the tree.

Emerald Ash Borer Causes D-shaped Holes On Bark

As adults emerge from under the bark of the tree they create a D-shaped emergence hole that is about 1/8 inch in diameter.

Emerald Ash Borer Origin

Originated in Eastern Asia (China, Russia, Mongolia, etc), the Emerald Ash Borer was first found in Michigan in 2002, but it might've been in the US much longer, some estimates say since the 1980s. In Illinois, it was first identified in June 2006.

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General Tree Service

Arborist inspections, stump removal

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Trimming & Pruning

Tree trimming & pruning services

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Tree Removal

Certified tree cutting and removal

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Emergency Service

Emergency tree service & removal

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Fertilization & Mulching

Tree mulching & fertilization

tree shaping and bracing

Cabling & Bracing

Tree shaping & cabling

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New tree planting

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Disease & Insect Control

Prevent & control disease




Tree Service

How We Approach It

Get a free quote

The first step is to call us so we can give you a free estimate on what the service is going to cost.

We set an appointment

You let us know your availability and how urgent your request is.

We do the requested service

You sit back and enjoy the peace of mind while we work to keep you and your property safe.

Days A Year

Mother Nature does not take breaks. For your complete safety and well being, neither do we.

Happy Clients

We do our job and we do it well. Most of our clients are repeat clients. Give us a call and find out why.

Hours A Day

Did you ever get out of bed at 3AM to go remove a tree split during a storm and hanging over a house? For us it is a regular day at the 'office'.

About us

Progressive Tree Service offers reliable, efficient & professional services to clients around the Greater Chicago area.

ISA Certified Arborist

Certified Arborist
Juan Martinez

Chicago Arborist


You should always make sure that your arborists carry current insurance.

Licensed & Bonded

Reduce your liability and enjoy the peace of mind that a licensed tree contractor offers.


Our arborists hold credentials from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).


10+ Years of innovative experience with a wide range of Chicago tree services.

Affordable Tree Care

We employ a wholesome and sustainable approach when it comes to tree care.

We make your vision a reality,  no matter how difficult it is.


“We recognize that no tree service project is the same and every customer has their own individual goals and ideas when it comes to the development and care of their landscape. At Progressive Tree Service we take pride in our work and ability to effectively remove and provide care for the trees on your property, and we guarantee that we will take the time to understand your needs and work with you to make your vision a reality."

– The Martinez Brothers

Progressive Tree Service F.A.Q.s

What are tree services?

They are all the services that relate to the care of trees, maintenance & removal.

The need for such services is triggered by a few different reasons:

  • to maintain the tree and keep it healthy.
  • to treat disease or insect infestation.
  • to increase and maintain the value of your property.
  • aesthetics - to improve the look of your landscape. This can be achieved through trimming or shaping a tree with the help of cables and braces.
  • safety - to keep your property and your neighbor's property safe. Regular maintenance is important because some safety risks might to be noticeable to someone who's not an arborist.
  • to make room - for a construction project, house addition or to get more sunlight on a specific part of your property.

Some other tree services we perform are dealing with exposed tree roots (which might damage pipes, paving, etc), cutting encroaching or diseased tree limbs, very large tree removal, etc

Should I trim, remove or treat a tree?

We do our best to help you save the tree. Sometimes trimming helps stop the progress of disease. To be 100% sure, we have to see the tree. To make your decision risk free, we offer a free quote to clients around our coverage are.

When is the best time to prune a tree?

Different tree species have different requirements. However, the best time to trim deciduous trees is during winter, when these trees are dormant

These are some of the times when you can prune a tree outside dormancy:

  • as a safety measure
  • for disease control
  • for pest control
  • to gain more space/sunlight
How can I get emergency tree service near me?

We do offer emergency service outside of normal business hours. Our crews move fast and are a phone call away.

Please make sure that you wait for us in a safe area. If a tree has fallen on any part of your property, you should take plenty of pictures and then call your homeowner's insurance. Keep everyone clear of the affected area and watch out for electrical cables and springing branches or even whole trees.

How can I choose a good tree service company?

To choose a professional local company, you have to check all the requirements below:

  • bonded & insured
  • licensed & certified
  • they hire ISA certified arborists and experience personnel
  • they use professional equipment
  • check their company's reviews
  • they offer a free quote to help you decide

Some local tree cutters offer slightly smaller prices, but no peace of mind. If you want to hire the best tree company, read what its customers have to say about it. Also, ask them questions about their qualifications to make sure that job will be completed 100%.

Can I see you guys at work?

Sure, here is how it looks from our vantage point:

What Is your service area?

The map below shows an approximate representation of our service area:

Can you expand your Chicago tree service area?

We might make exceptions from project to project. The highlighted service area is meant to keep commuting costs low and that is how we make our prices so affordable. However, if we have 2 or projects in the same neighborhood or close-by, we might take service requests outside of our service area. Please contact directly us for large, commercial or municipal projects.

If you can't tell if we service your area or not, please give us a call. Our most accessible area for tree service is North Shore Chicago (Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Glenview,  Northfield, Northbrook, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Niles, Lincolnwood, Skokie, Morton Grove, Northside Chicago, Forest Glen, Lincoln Park, North Center, Loop, Edison Park, Near North, Lakeview, Norwood Park, etc).

What kind of properties do you service?

We offer tree services to the Chicago Botanic Garden and local arboretums. Our unique approach to planning & performing a tree care or tree removal project allows our company to work with any type of property, no matter how big or small the job is:

  • college campuses
  • golf courses
  • commercial properties
  • park districts and forest preserves
  • schools, playgrounds, day care centers and recreation centers
  • shopping centers and malls
  • parks, touristic objectives and attractions
  • residential

A regular tree service project starts with a free quote. We use your commercial property's siteplan to put together a professional proposal and plan tree placement or service and maintenance around hard-to-reach areas. We focus on plant health, low maintenance costs, sunlight and shade distribution and increasing your property's attractiveness, commercial and real estate value.

How much does tree service or removal cost?

It is very hard to answer a tree trimming or removal cost question and provide you with a flat rate because no two trees or properties are alike. Tree service costs vary based on the following criteria:

  • size and height of the tree
  • clearance around the tree
  • urgency of the request
  • exact service performed

All of these details influence the cost of the tree service request, mainly because some jobs take longer than others or are a lot more hazardous than a simple tree inspection, for example. 

What we can promise is that our tree service prices are some of the most affordable AND competitive in the area. We also regularly provide more value within the same price when compared to other local and national tree companies:

  • we employ certified arborists & experienced climbers who can finish a project faster and safer
  • we pay attention to both big and small details - such as keeping your landscape safe and undamaged (lawns, driveways, etc) and cleaning up afterwards
  • we continuously improve our procedures and use the latest, most performant tree removal equipment

To get a free estimate, contact us now and we will provide you with a no-obligation, competitive quote.