R.W. Hendricksen Tree Care
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"At R.W. Hendricksen Tree Care, we attract and retain certified arborists and provide unparalleled safe, ethical work practices. By equipping our staff with continuous training and implementing the most current and technically appropriate best practices, we create value for our clients, team members, and company."

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Company Information
Services Offered
R.W. Hendricksen Tree Care performs a variety of tree services for residential and commercial customers, including consulting, planting, organic fertilizing, pruning, insect and disease management, cabling, bracing, preservation, brush and log grinding, and tree and stump removal.
Company History
The local, family-owned-and-operated company was founded in 1964.
R. W. Hendricksen Tree Care is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), and company vice president Robert Hendricksen is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. R.W. Hendricksen is a member of the TCIA, the Illinois Arborist Association, and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.
Employee Information
Employees wear uniforms, drive marked vehicles, and undergo background checks and drug testing.
Areas Served
Northern Chicago, North Shore, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Southwest Chicago Suburbs, Western Chicago Suburbs
A selection of 127 homeowner reviews:
“R.W. Hendricksen did a wonderful job. They cut a tree down and removed the stump and roots. They did a quality job, and it was done very professionally. Overall, I'd give them an A.”
“I had this really beautiful redbud, and it was dying. This is the second year that he fed it, and the tree is gorgeous. I'd say they earned an A+.”
“They thinned out an overgrown tree. When the work was done, it was outstanding. They did a great job on the tree, and I'm very happy. I would use them again.”
“When they treated my trees, they were very good. They also trimmed some pear trees. They get an A+ from me.”
“They sprayed my trees. They were good. I'd give them an A rating. They were referred to me, and I'll refer them to others.”
“They did a very good job. They did some annual tree trimming. I'd give them an A- for my overall experience with them.”
“They did a couple of things, but the main thing they did was an injection for emerald ash borers on one of my ash trees. Overall, I'd give them an A.”
“They did some injections to a couple of my ash trees to treat for emerald ash borers. The trees are doing well now, and I assume it was the injections. They seemed professional and seemed to know what they were talking about. They are nice people. Overall, I'd give them an A.”
“They removed a fallen tree. I'd give them an A overall. I would recommend this company to a friend.”
“They fertilized my trees. I had different services over the previous years, and this is the second year I've used them. I like the fertilizer they use. My trees have responded very well to the fertilizer he puts in the trees. I'd give them A- for my overall experience with them, because they came a little late. The gentleman that actually did the work was very knowledgeable and competent.”
“They trimmed some trees in my backyard. They're very good. Overall, I'd give them an A.”
“They did a good job for me. I'd give them an A.”
“I didn't have very much work done. They just fertilized some trees. I had some issues with them not looking very good, and they just put some fertilizer down. They probably sprayed some stuff, and that was all that they did. Overall, I'd give them an A.”
“First of all, they came out and identified seven trees that needed a special feeding because they were potentially compromised. They identified it and gave us an estimate. It was within the spring, so we had to wait until a dormant period, and they came and did that at the beginning of summer. They followed up and did exactly what they said they were going to do, and I was satisfied. I'd give them an A for my overall experience with them.”
“They did my whole tree in the front. I'd give them an A, overall.”
“They removed some older trees that I wanted to have removed. I would give them an A for everything. I called them again to have another tree removed, but they have not come out yet.”
“They did tree cutting service for me. I'd give them an A for an overall grade.”
“I'm very happy with them, and I continue to work with them.”
“They came out last year to cut down two ash trees that were dead. Overall, my experience with them was an A.”
“They did a treatment on my trees. They did treatments for my ash tree. I would give them an A for my overall experience with them. I have already recommended them to a friend.”
“They did a nice job.”
“They did a really nice job. They trimmed this one big oak tree I have because it was hanging all over everything and had hornets living in it. The problem was where it was—I have evergreens right under the thing, so they had to be careful not to drop anything on them. They did what they were supposed to do, and then they cleaned up and were gone, so I was happy. I actually got a recommendation from somebody else for them. I would give them an excellent grade—A+.”
“They removed two trees, trimmed two additional trees on my lot, and then stumped out the two trees that they took down. They were on time when they scheduled it, and they worked exceptionally hard. I was satisfied with the results when they were done—they did a good job, and I would recommend them over other services I have used. They should be honored with an A.”
“The tree is still here. Frankly, I was attending some other business at the time, so I didn't really watch carefully, but I would say the work was excellent.”
“They were very professional and did a good job, and it was a pleasure watching them work. They were very methodical, and they got the job done better than I expected. I had a 70-foot silver maple in my backyard that wasn't looking too good. It was 90 years old, and I had to get rid of it before disaster happened. R.W. Hendricksen promptly and methodically removed it. My neighbors and I were afraid of high winds, but they did a very clean job. I would highly recommend them to anybody.”
“The guys from R.W. Hendricksen were very good. They cut down a tree and removed the stump. They were clean and courteous. They took care of other people's property and made sure they didn't damage anything. I think that that was very important. I found them through my landscaping company. I would say it's an A+ service.”
“We have a wooded area at the back of our property, and they trimmed a number of trees. They also did some treatment for the ash borer. They certainly go about their work very professionally, and they clearly know what they were doing. They had to get up into some of the trees, but they used equipment and had several different pieces of equipment, so they were well prepared to do what had to be done. They did it in a very professional and expeditious manner. As far as I'm concerned, I would have to say they're A+—I can't think of anything that they did wrong. There was nothing that I found any fault with.”
“I had one tree get a trim. Their customer service was OK. They're A-grade.”
“They just did preventative tree maintenance, and I know that they were nice and did it in a timely manner.”
“They did a tree trimming. I liked that they came out pretty quickly for a quote, and they delivered on their quote in a satisfactory time frame.”
“I liked everything—I have nothing negative to say about them whatsoever. R.W. Hendricksen removed two trees and stumps, and they also injected an ash tree to prevent further damage by ash borers. I chose them because they were the only ones that I could find that could do everything that I asked. I wanted to deal with one company, and that was it.”
“R.W. Hendricksen is great.”
“R.W. Hendricksen removed a 70-foot tree. Part of the tree was over the house, and the other part was near the electric wire, but there weren't any problems with the house or the wire. Everything was done neatly and worked out well. They backed up what they said they were going to do, and they provided a good service. I would give them an A.”
“They fertilized and did some insecticide work on a tree. They'll be coming back sometime next month to prune one. I liked that they were dependable and that they seemed to have done exactly what they said they would do when they said they would do it. They did a very commendable job. They get an A from me.”
“R.W. Hendricksen does tree service for me. My niece recommended them. They came by and treated my trees. They're very helpful. Scott, the person who came over, evaluated the trees and seemed to know what he was talking about. He did the job, and I'm satisfied—it's good. They did a great job. I had ash trees that got a disease, and he had to drill them. Then, I had a crabapple tree that he had to spray because the leaves had fallen off early. They're top grade for me.”
“I've known him for years and years. We have worked with Hendricksen and his father before him, so our working relationship has been going on for 30 or 40 years. They do tree trimming for us.”
“They cut down three trees for us. They did a really good job, and we like them a lot.”
“They cut down two trees. A friend had used R.W. Hendricksen and recommended them. I liked that they were efficient, had quality service, and were personable.”
“They gave me an assessment of some trees I had, and they came out and fertilized the trees in three different locations. They're going to come back and probably do some more for me this fall. They did the work that I requested very well. I liked the responsiveness of the technician, Nate, who came out and met with me. I would recommend them.”
“We have two apple trees and a chokecherry tree that they trimmed up. They got rid of a lot of dead wood in the chokecherry tree, and they also trimmed out the two crabapple trees. They did what they said they were going to do, and they did a good job and cleaned up after themselves. They were very courteous, too. We're very pleased with what they did. We chose R.W. Hendricksen because they had done what we thought was a pretty nice job on our street, so we decided to go with them.”
“R.W. Hendricksen Tree Care removed five trees that were infected with emerald ash borer. Their equipment and skills were good enough that the whole neighborhood wanted to watch them. We worked with a fellow—he was an arborist—and he was terrific. They're A+.”
“R.W. Hendricksen is an excellent tree service company. They removed one tree for me, and they also trimmed my trees. They've done a good job every time we have had them here. Someone who was familiar with them and uses them quite a bit recommended them to me, and they were right—R.W. Hendricksen really was good.”
“They took down three big ash trees for us. The guy that came to the house was super—he knows what he's doing, and I had confidence in him. The guys are great. I'd give them an A.”
“We had a big tree in the middle of the backyard, and they went up through that, trimmed it, and took away some extra branches from the middle so it's not as dense. We had a bush at the side that we no longer wanted, and they threw that in for free. There was a tree at the front, too, and they also went up through the middle of that and made it less dense so that it would grow stronger. They were very, very efficient, as far as I could see. They came in, did the work, and were finished very promptly. They really cleaned up after themselves and made sure everything was shipshape before they left. They were doing work for the village and were on our street, and we knew that we wanted to have that done, and so my husband approached them and asked if it was a possibility for them to do it. They said, 'Oh, sure,' and they set up an appointment. Sure enough, they came about two weeks later and did the work. I'd give them a very excellent score, an A+. They cleaned up after themselves, they made sure that everything was exactly right, they took away all the branches and leaves and everything else, and they didn't leave a thing behind. It was very good.”
“We had a tree in the backyard that had some damage from the wind, and it was a bigger job than I could handle myself. It wasn't an emergency, but it was a mess—there were some branches dangling and it was too high up for me to do anything with, so I got recommendations and had them come. They did a good job, and I have no complaints. They were recommended by a plant nursery here. They get an A from me. They did some other tree stuff too, but the main thing was the big job, and I was very pleased.”
“It was good—I don't know anything about what they do, but they did an excellent job. They were nice people, and they were very good about what they did. I would recommend them. Scott was with another company before, and we've had him for a long time—that's why we went back to him. We like Scott. I would give them an A.”
“They were knowledgeable, and so far, we've had good results. We've been using them for a couple years now—they're the same company we use at work. They deserve an A+.”
“It was thorough, and they were friendly and knowledgeable. I would give them an A+.”
“They've only sprayed my trees. They come out on the day they say they're coming out, they do it, and the trees are fine. I heard about them three years ago when somebody recommended them. I'd give the company an A+.”
“I've had work done by them for a number of years—trimming of trees, treating of trees for iron deficiencies, insect infestation, scabs, and what have you. They've taken care of a lot of things for me, and I've been very happy with them. I'd give them an A+.”
“R.W. Hendricksen does work for my dad. He's been very helpful in working with my dad's schedule, helping, and all that stuff. I spoke with a bunch of different companies, and I found that he was the most honest and forthright—he didn't give me a quote without going out and seeing my dad's area. He gave me a quote, he stuck to the quote, and it's worked out very nicely. He's done the work when he said he's going to do it. Since he's far away, he could say one thing to me and do something totally different, but he has not done that. I would say that he's earned an A+.”
“They spray our crabapple for scabs. I like everything about them. They're professional. I have no complaints of any sort at all—they did the job right and everything. I use them on a regular basis; they did some things for where I work. I'd give them an A+.”
“They do a good job. They were taking care of our trees with regular maintenance. I'd give them top ratings; they were excellent and I have no complaints.”
“They did a small job for me—they treated my ash tree. They got the job done. Their customer service was fine; I didn't have to call them back for any problems. I would recommend them. They deserve an A+.”
“That was one of the better experiences we've had with a service like that. They were very, very good. We have an emerald ash tree that was many, many years old, and it was diseased. In our area, they're having difficulty with emerald ash disease—that's the disease of the tree—so we had to have the tree removed. It was at a difficult spot, but they did it without any problem at all. They were on time—they said they were going to be here at 7:45, and they were here at 7:45 on the dot. They explained everything that they were going to do, they did it efficiently and professionally, and they cleaned up well. We were very pleased with their service. In fact, I'd give them an A+.”
“We had them do some tree removal. They were very courteous and on time, and they did exactly what was asked. I'd rate them an A.”
“They were very professional. This was my first time using them, and I would give them an A.”
“We had two diseased trees, and they told us what we could do to take care of them. They told us the truth about the treatments and how they may or may not work—they were very professional and very friendly. They're well-known arborists in the area. I would give them an A rating.”
“They do all kinds of stuff; for us, the problem was an issue with some carpenter ants boring out a large branch on a tree. I had two full concerns about whether the branch was going to die and affect the tree and whether they could get into the house, so he came up with a solution that would take care of it. It was not a tree removal, but they cabled the branch and then he put some bait poison in there to try to limit the activity. Larry did a great job. He was very responsive, he came out and told me what they could do for the tree, and they did all that they could do, so I hope it's going to survive. I called three companies, and R.W. Hendricksen was the first one to call back. I'd say they're an A, for sure, and I had no issues at all.”
“They cut my trees and bushes and made my yard look nice. There was good customer service on their end. I would give them an A.”
“They've done a good job servicing, but we don't know if the tree is going to be saved or not—that's what we're waiting for next year. That was a one-time job, and it was very professional. They came in and quoted, and everything went OK as far as the service was concerned. I heard about them from my neighbor. I would rate them as an eight out of ten—an A.”
“They took down some trees, and they were here when they said they were going to be here. They did the job, and they did a great job. I first heard about that company from my landscaper. I would like to give them an A rating.”
“They were on time, they were honest, and they did a good job. They recently cut down a tree that was damaged in the storm; I had worked with them 20 or more years ago, also. Their customer service was very nice. They were very good—I'd say they're an A.”
“They removed a tree. He did the work he said he was going to do when he said he was going to do it, and he did a good job. Their customer service was good, and I didn't have to call them back for any issues after that work was completed. I would recommend them; they deserve an A.”
“They did the work promptly, they were friendly when I called, and they did a good job. They removed an ash tree that had died and a 34-inch white oak tree from my backyard, and they cleared out some brush. Their customer service was great. I would recommend them—they deserve an A grade.”
“They took a tree down for me. The sales guy was very good, and they did good work. Their customer service was very good. I would use them again. They are an A-rate business.”
“R.W. Hendricksen Tree Care is one of the best companies out there, and I have nothing but great things to say about Bob. Everything he does is top-notch. They have great customer service, and they do really quality work. I would absolutely recommend them—they're excellent. They deserve an A.”
“I'm really pleased with R.W. Hendricksen. They did a lot of stuff for me. They did some pruning, and I had a pine that was dying—now it looks beautiful. They're very nice, well-mannered people, and I would highly recommend them. They're an A+.”
“R.W. Hendricksen Tree Care is amazing. We had them out when a branch came down on our roof. They were very thorough in terms of explaining things. They're an excellent company—A+.”
“They were extremely knowledgeable and did beautiful work.”
“I had a very good experience with R.W. Hendricksen. It was excellent. I liked the way they did the work, and I liked the way they handle themselves. I didn't have to call them back for any issues after the work was completed. I'd recommend them and give them an A++.”
“They were great. They took down a couple trees by power lines and trimmed some of the trees. They're very professional, and I'd give them high numbers. They're an A+.”
“I've used Hendricksen for 25 years, and they're good people with top-quality climbers. Their cleanup is terrific, and they've very reliable. They've trimmed trees, they have injected my ash tree, they have sprayed my landscape bushes, and they have fertilized. I have other companies that I know of, and in some cases, they did work that the others didn't do. They're definitely an A+.”
“They are very organized, very fast, on time, and very clean. They were an excellent crew. They did tree removal and tree trimming. Their customer service was very good. I'd give them an A+.”
“R. W. Hendricksen was very honest. I never had to be concerned that they were going to do the job. They are reliable and successful. I had an ash tree that I wanted to save from the ash bore, and they were able to do that. I would recommend them very highly. I think they deserve an A+.”
“They were awesome. They gave us different options, and when they did the work, they were very good about cleaning up all the debris that was there. So they were great—they really were. I think they were recommended to us by a neighbor. I would definitely give them an A.”
“They were excellent, excellent, excellent. They helped my tree. The man who came out was a wealth of information and opened my eyes to a lot of things. I would most definitely use them again, and I would most definitely recommend them.”
“I think they were great. They were very mindful of the property and knew not to damage anything. They moved some planters and things out of the way. They communicated with my neighbors in a very respectful way as to what they were going to be doing if they were going to be infringing on their property at all. The cleanup was amazing. All the way through, I would recommend them to anybody, really. I chose them initially because they were pretty much the only ones that would take the job. It was a dead tree, and it required specific equipment and manpower that most others wouldn't touch. These guys were great. I would give them an A for sure.”
“They did such a fantastic job. If I need any more work done, I will definitely call them. I like the way the one crew I had coordinated, and I like the gentleman that came out and gave me the estimate. No one was standing around—they all kept busy and were very coordinated. They took a very large tree down and did some other small things for me. They were so coordinated—it was bing, bang, boom, and it was all cleaned up, and they were gone. It was great. They earned an A.”
“They're very accommodating, and I think they did a great job. They did a lot of different things—fertilizing trees, trimming, and providing advice. I'd give them an A+.”