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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Beware of Roots and Collar Rots

By: Dominick Bierdek, Certified Arborist WI-0635A

Summer 2007 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Root and collar rots not only affect health, but they can also affect the stability of a tree.

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Bad Wood-Boring Insects

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

Summer 2007 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Most borer species attack weakened trees. Proper diagnosing and proper treatment are essential in their control.

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Requirements of Honeylocust Care

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

Spring 2007 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format As with all trees, it is important to provide basic care to keep honeylocusts healthy.

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An Ounce of Prevention for Crabapples & Pines

By: Jean Ferdinandsen, Certified Arborist WI-0149A

Spring 2007 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Fungal leaf diseases can be sneaky. Symptoms of infection may not be obvious until later in the growing season.

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Elms Need Protection from Dutch Elm Disease

By: Jean Ferdinandsen, Certified Arborist WI-0149A

Spring 2007 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Susceptible elms (American, red and rock) can be protected from Dutch Elm Disease with macro-infusions of Arbotect fungicide every two or three years.

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Mycorrhizae Make Miracle Roots

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

Winter 2007 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Colonizing mycorrhizal fungi have a unique symbiotic relationship with the roots of trees and shrubs. They give the tree water and nutrients in exchange for sugars. This relationship benefits both the tree and the mycorrhizae.

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Young Tree Pruning Akin to Raising Kids

by Dominick Bierdek, Certified Arborist WI-0635A

Winter 2007 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Training pruning of young trees is the most important tree pruning in the life of a tree.

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Reversing Continued Tree Decline

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

Winter 2007 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Trees can take up to five years to recover from an extended drought.

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Linden/Basswood Borer

By: Jean Ferdinandsen, Certified Arborist WI-0149A

Fall 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format This native pest can damage basswood and lindens. Early signs can be overlooked. Extensive damage can cause rapid decline and death.

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Girdling Roots: Killers Below Ground

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

Fall 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Girdling roots are often overlooked as the cause of tree decline.They are most common on maple, ash, honeylocust and lindends. Improper planting depth and heavy clay soils are two of the common causes.

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