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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Eastern & Cooley Spruce Gall Adelgids

By: Dominick Bierdek, Certified Arborist WI-0635A

Winter 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Spruce galls are caused by an adelgid. While similar, Eastern and Cooley Spruce Galls have a somewhat different life cycle.

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Pine Borers

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

Winter 2006 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format The Zimmerman Pine Moth is a common pest of Austrian and Scots pine.

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Do You Have Faith in Your Tree Service?

By: Jean Ferdinandsen, Certified Arborist WI-0149A

Fall 2005 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Our goal is healthy trees by providing quality tree care and service to our customers.

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Tender Giants

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

Summer 2005 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format The very size and stature of old trees causes myths and misconceptions regarding the care they need.

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Tree Inspections Should be Included with House Inspections

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

Summer 2005 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format It can be a smart move for both home sellers and buyers to have trees inspected before closing.

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Is Your Tree Well Grounded?

By: Jean Ferdinandsen, Certified Arborist WI-0149A

Summer 2005 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Trees need a good root system for both stability and health.

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Spruce Destroyer

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

Summer 2005 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Cytospera canker is the number one enemy of blue spruce. Drought stress is the biggest factor in the development of cytospera.

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Drought Countermeasures to Help Trees

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

Summer 2005 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format Combined with the previous 4 to 5 years of moisture deficits, the fourth driest Spring in the last 100 years has put many of our trees in dire straights.

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Who Shot My Evergreens?

By: Jean Ferdinandsen, Certified Arborist WI-0149A

Spring 2005 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format If your pine or spruce look like someone shot they with a shotgun, it may be the work of Ips beetles.

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Sparse Spruce

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

Spring 2005 Newsletter in Adobe PDF format The drought of the past five years in southeast Wisconsin is starting to take its toll on our beautiful spruce trees.

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