By: Jean Ferdinandsen, Certified Arborist WI-0149A
Our goal at Wachtel Tree Science is to provide you and your trees with the highest level of expertise and care. Science is a systematic enterprise that we use to build and increase our knowledge.
What is “good science”? Science follows certain rules and guidelines of observation and experimentation that are well-defined. First a hypothesis is developed; then it’s followed by theories and proofs. While it is a human endeavor, facts (generally-accepted realities) vs. opinion (neither fact nor theory) are the foundations of good science.
Pseudo-science is usually based on a kernel of truth that makes it seem plausible. However, it may lack other evidence or expertise. Evidence and knowledge from all points of view need to be incorporated to produce good science. Beware of “science” that is not based on independent confirmation of facts or that presents a bias without expertise.
Identification of tree species, age, condition, characteristics, benefits, care, and problems, are all part of the science of arboriculture. We utilize this science to develop the best management practices and recommendations for tree care. We look for treatments that have the least environmental impact and most benefit possible.
You can be comfortable that your Wachtel Tree Science Certified Arborists will use good science to make a proper assessment and recommendations for tree care. We will prescribe the best products and application procedures for pests and disease. And recommend the best cultural practices to be used.
Trust your tree care to Wachtel Tree Science.