Plant Doctor's Seasonal Report

The Plant Doctor's Seasonal Report brings you the most important and interesting seasonal Wisconsin tree care information. This is where our Wisconsin Certified Arborists share their experience and passion for all aspects of the tree care industry. From preventative plant health care topics like the Wisconsin Emerald Ash Borer epidemic to daily happenings at the Wachtel office, the Plant Doctor's Seasonal Report keeps you informed.

Read below to see the most up to date tree care information from our Wachtel staff of Certified Arborists and Wisconsin tree care specialists. For even more information on important tree care, take a look at our Wisconsin tree care news blog.

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Spring 2009 - Crabapples: Spring Beauties

By: Dave Scharfenberger, Board Certified Master Arborist WI-0131B

Spring 2009 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Nothing says “spring” like the beauty of flowering crabapples. This display makes them some of the most sought-after trees for the landscape. Unfortunately, this beauty can soon fade. Moist springs cause extremely high levels of apple scab disease.

 

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Spring 2009 - You Can Make a Difference and Be 'Green'

By: Anthony C. Arnoldi, Board Certified Master Arborist WI-0102B

Summer 2009 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format We hear a lot in the news, both nationally and around the world, about how we are losing precious habitat for endangered species, how rain forests are being cut down, how paving over our woodlands and natural areas affects our wildlife and even ourselves. While all this is certainly true, we can feel good about having a stake in the positive inputs that can be done to help our environment.

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Winter 2009 -What Could be Bugging You in 2009

By: Dave Scharfenberger, Board Certified Master Arborist WI-0131B

Summer 2009 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Predicting problems in the coming season by looking at past problems and weather conditions can be very helpful. We can watch specific trees at certain times to get on top of problems early. Drought impact from past years is still a big issue. Unfortunately, this can linger for many years. Affected larger trees will need more continued care. Small and medium trees may also. Expect borer problems, increased deadwood, dieback or root rots.

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Winter 2009 -Garlic Mustard - the Evil Woodland Weed

By: Bill Reichenbach, Certified Arborist WI-0188A

Winter2009 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format In the past 15 years the exotic invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) has made huge inroads into southeast Wisconsin. It grows in upland and floodplain forests, along roadsides and in our home landscapes; it generally grows in shaded areas. Left uncontrolled it can cover large areas in a few years, displacing Wisconsin’s native woodland plants and is becoming an ugly menace in our home’s landscape.

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Winter 2009 -Look Close for Scale Insects

By: Anthony C. Arnoldi, Board-Certified Master Arborist WI-0102B

Winter2009 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Scale insects are very surprising to those who discover them for the first time. They are small, inconspicuous, and do not move. They can be very numerous, but because they look so much like warts or bumps on the bark or leaves, they are often missed. Even when pointed out, they are looked at in disbelief—they do not look like they have any life!

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Early Fall Colors

By: Anthony C. Arnoldi, Board Certified Master Arborist WI-0102B

Fall 2008 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Everyone longs to see the wonderfully vibrant colors of autumn appear and turn an otherwise unremarkable landscape into something really special.

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Beetle Gangs

By: Paul Markworth, Board Certified Master Arborist WI-0153B

Fall 2008 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Roving gangs of Japanese beetles have decimated the leaves on many trees, shrubs and perennials in our landscape this past summer.

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Proper Care for Birch Trees

By: Jeffrey P. Hagfors, Certified Arborist WI-0181A

Fall 2008 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format All trees respond to their growing environments.

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Evergreen Disorder: Needlecasts

By: Anthony C. Arnoldi, Board Certified Master Arborist WI-0102B

Summer 2008 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Both pines and spruces are showing browning needles that affect their beauty and health.

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Root Rots Follow Droughts

By: Dave Scharfenberger, Board Certified Master Arborist WI-0131B

Summer 2008 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format The prolonged duration of saturated soils this spring was bad for your trees.

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