Award – Dan Barwinski was present at the Tree Care Industry Association Winter Management conference in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, to receive the TCIA Safety Award for Outstanding Individual Performance. Last fall while working, Dan called 911 and helped a client who was in a dangerous situation. Congratulations for a recognition that is well deserved!
Congratulations to Andy Garens and Adrian Gontea on passing the certified arborist test. Good job! We now have 21 Certified Arborists, three Board Certified Master Arborists and one Municipal Specialist on staff.
As of the end of March, we have gone 1,005 days without a lost time accident! We practice safety, along with great tree care, every day!
Shady Lane Greenhouses in Menomonee Falls is extending an invitation to all Wachtel clients to their second annual Shopping Night, May 5, 4 – 8 pm. Several of our Certified Arborists will be on hand to answer tree questions. There will be specials on plants, a book sale, refreshments and wine tasting. For more information, call Shady Lane at 262-251-1660.
In Celebration of Trees will take place at Whitnall Park, April 25 – 26, along with Family Science Day on April 25. Wachtel Tree will be putting on tree climbing demonstrations both days. Get details at: http://www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org/support/e4-10.html .
New life for old wood:
This winter a call went out to arborists across the state from the Forest Products Lab in Madison. They have a project where they want to use reclaimed urban wood to make furniture for the office of the US Forest Service Chief. We were selected to donate numerous logs to the lab. They are looking at also using some wood from the USS Constitution and the tree that inspired Joyce Kilmer’s poem, Trees, in the construction
The City of Madison has asked Wachtel to finish the GIS inventory of over half of the city this summer. Due to the threat of emerald ash borer, the city is speeding up this project so it can properly plan for this significant urban pest. The skills we gain through projects like this allow us to do a better job caring for your trees.
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