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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Selecting the Right Fertilization Prescription

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

Fall 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Your Wachtel Certified Arborist is best qualified to choose the right options and combinations to design a fertilizer program tailord for your trees.

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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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Stopping Tree Losses

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

Summer 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format If a tree dies, it is usually the result of several contributing stresses acting over an extended period of time. Drought contributes major stress to the tree decline spiral.

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Where Have All the Needles Gone?

By: Jean Ferdinandsen, Certified Arborist WI-0149A

Summer 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Spruce needle drop (SNEED) is a recently recognized disease of spruces. It effects spruce in both the forest and landscape settings.

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Oak Wilt A Growing Concern

By: Dominick Bierdek, Certified Arborist WI-0635A

Summer 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format The most outward sign of oak wilt is a "rain" of leaves falling from the tree. Oak wilt most commonly spreads through grafted root systems.

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Drought Stress Problem for Oaks Two-lined Chestnut Borers

By: Dominick Bierdek, Certified Arborist WI-0635A

Winter 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format The Two-Lined Chestnut Borer population is on the rise due to the many drought stressed oaks in southeast Wisconsin.

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Invasives

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

Winter 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Invasive insects, diseases and plants are non-native species that tend to cause harm in their new location because they have no natural enimies to limit their spread.

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HItchhiking Bugs

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

Winter 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Biological hitchhikers can travel a long way. These hitchhikers can attach themselves to vehicles, plant material and firewood. Emerald ash borer, gypsy moth and oak wilt infestations have been traced to the movement of firewood.

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ExcellenceIn All We Do

Winter 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format For the fourth year in a row Wachtel has won the Grand Award for Excellence in Arboriculture. This Award program is sponsored by the Tree Care Industry Association.

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Stately Estate Trees

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

Winter 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Every property cannot be an estate, but every property can have trees worthy of an estate.

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