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Why Fall Trunk Injections Are Important

While tree care varies on the time of year, there is no bad time to consider tree injections. Trunk injections introduce fertilizers and insecticides into the xylem of a tree using capsules. This ensures the tree is getting 100% of the materials they need without run off or leaching and the protection they deserve. When it comes to staying on top of tree disease and tree pests, fall tree injections are a must-take precaution…Continue Reading

2018-10-25T13:54:34+00:00 September 4th, 2018|

Identifying and Treating the Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin

For over 10 years, the Emerald Ash Borer has been destroying ash trees in Wisconsin. Treating your ash trees for the Emerald Ash Borer will not only save you time and money, but it will most importantly save your ash trees. Being able to identify the Emerald Ash Borer in any stage and knowing when to start treatment are two key to keeping your ash trees healthy…Continue Reading

2018-10-25T13:53:07+00:00 August 9th, 2018|

Bugs, Insects and Trees

Trees act as a home to a variety of wild life. While most are peaceful residents, there are some that do more harm than good. Certain bugs and insects can either suck, chew or bore through specific trees – causing significant damage that can lead to the death of your tree. Fortunately, there are some precautionary measures that can be taken to eliminate bugs and insects from harming the trees on your property…Continue Reading

2018-10-25T13:41:54+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Summer Tree Care Tips

There’s something about relaxing in the backyard with friends, family and food during a warm, summer day. Green grass and lively trees really set the stage for the perfect home outing. However, not preparing your trees and shrubs for the summer can result in a less-enjoyable scene. As summer approaches, there are a few maintenance steps that can be taken to meet the vision you have for your yard while ensuring proper health…Continue Reading

2018-10-25T13:45:36+00:00 June 18th, 2018|

The Benefits Of Hiring A Certified Arborist

Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to significant return. Healthy, attractive trees not only enhance the appearance of your property but add value as well.  However, properly maintaining the trees and shrubs around your residential or commercial property requires a certain level of expertise and plenty of time…Continue Reading

2018-10-25T13:46:06+00:00 June 11th, 2018|

The Science in Wachtel Tree Science

The term “science” has always been in our name, and you may have wondered why. Science is a process of inquiry that allows us to test our ideas of how things might actually work.

2017-11-03T15:27:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Why Should I Care for My Trees?

Well what do you think? Do trees need our help? I was first introduced to this line of thinking early in my career as people would ask me, “Why do I need to treat my trees?”

2017-11-03T15:27:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Emerald Ash Borer – What’s Your Plan?

If you are waiting for EAB to officially be confirmed in your municipality before you make a management decision, the insect is already way ahead of you.  With each new EAB find, research has consistently shown that EAB has already been in the area for 3 to 5 years.

2018-09-20T17:06:21+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Crying Wolf? – No Longer!

A whole host of other ash that “don’t look too bad” to the casual observer have significantly thinned out. The damage continues to happen and some people are noticing, but the vast majority of people still have not.  This is a dangerous combination.

2018-09-20T17:15:04+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

Wisconsin Ash Tree Mortality

The emerald ash borer has been around for years, yet ash trees in Wisconsin continue to go untreated. If there is a case of EAB in your area, the likeliness if dead ash trees climbs exponentially.

2018-09-20T17:15:15+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|