My Backyard

Landscape Enhancements

(309) 657-0571

[email protected]
PO Box 67, Dunlap, Illinois 61525

What our clients are saying…

I was getting ready to sharpen my chainsaw for that big oak tree in the front yard, but after having you inject it with iron, it looks wonderful, and the cost was marginal to the beauty it gives my place. I know I have told at least 30 people about you.

E. M.
Bob Baer has trimmed our English styled landscape with perfection. I would have no one else touch our hedges, bushes or trees. They look professionally manicured at all times and that is just what I want!

Satisfied Customer
I had Bob remove a problem tree in the corner of my backyard. My challenge was to find someone who could not only remove a tree, but remove one in a very tough spot. The tree was large and positioned in the corner of my back yard where it hung over three adjoining neighbor properties, two converging fences, and a neighbor’s shed. One man declined the job, but Bob took it on and was able to skillfully remove the tree without any serious mishaps. He had all the right skills, tools, tackling, ropes and pulleys to make sure each branch fell safely in the right spot, even despite strong, contrary winds working against him that day. I was amazed that he did the whole job, cutting and cleanup, in one day, arriving at 8:30 am on a Saturday, and working almost non-stop until 9:00 pm, long after dark that crisp, windy October day. Best of all he did the job for a very fair price. I can enthusiastically recommend Bob at My Backyard!

Phil Witzig
Bob, I just wanted to say thanks for the excellent work you did during the removal of two large oak trees from our yard. I was especially impressed with the attention to safety demonstrated by you and your work team. I also appreciate your consideration in taking care to ensure your equipment did not damage any of our existing landscaping or our yard. These were two challenging trees to remove given the proximity to other structures and their size. If we ever have the need for tree removal services or any tree care again you will definitely be getting a call from me. I’m also happy to recommend you to anyone looking for tree service. You were professional, punctual and you followed up to ensure everything went smoothly. Best of luck in 2014. I’m sure you’ll be getting referrals from me and other customers in the coming year.

Jim Freaner


Thank you for stopping by our virtual office. My Backyard is a premier tree service focused on safety, quality, knowledge, and dependability, We love our large woody plants and are committed to their health, your home’s safety, and the latest approved tree care practices. Over the years, many different thoughts and ideas have been embraced by the public in general without the support of factual research. This has resulted into harmful pruning, fertilization, and mulching, or no pruning at all.

My Backyard supports and obeys the standards created by the International Society of Arborist, and strive to educate the public about these proven proper practices. We would like all trees to be planted and maintained not only for the present benefits, but for years to come. It is our desire that together we can make a community full of safe and beautiful trees that can be enjoyed for years to come. Call, text, or email us today and let us give you a great tree care experience.

 Please reach us: (309) 657-0571.

Message from Bob Baer, Owner

From childhood, I have enjoyed caring for plants and climbing trees. After high school, I obtained a job in a nursery caring for small trees and shrubs. After finishing college with a 2 year degree in horticulture, I took interest in large trees. With a love for trees and no fear of heights, I have applied myself to learning about trees, their surroundings, and those things that effect them. In 2008, I successfully qualified and passed the certified arborist exam and soon after passed the certified climber exam.

Knowing the physical demands and risks involved in this vocation and desiring to give back to the community, I became an EMT-B in 2011 for a volunteer ambulance service. Today I am thankfully occupied in helping satisfied clients with their trees.

Areas We Service:

Peoria, East Peoria, Peoria Heights, Chillicothe, Dunlap, and more.

My Backyard, Tree Service, Dunlap, IL