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Top 10 Ash Tree Replacements for your Property

The emerald ash borer has claimed hundreds of trees throughout the state of Wisconsin. With its debut in August of 2008, Wachtel Tree Science’s certified arborists have spent the last decade working hard to treat ash trees in hopes to keep them both healthy and alive. However, without the proper treatment plans in place early on, an EAB infestation cannot be reversed easily...Continue Reading

2019-07-25T13:22:31+00:00 April 29th, 2019|

How Spring Fertilization Makes A Difference

Places with several trees, such as a forest, has soil jam-packed with nutrients. However, places like yards (that are considered an artificial habitat) only have a small amount of natural nutrients. Spring fertilization helps trees and shrubs in areas that have lower levels of provided nutrients... Continue Reading

2019-07-25T13:24:54+00:00 April 25th, 2019|

Did Wisconsin’s Cold Winter Destroy the Emerald Ash Borer?

At the end of January, the state of Wisconsin experienced temperatures near -35 degrees F including wind chill. For a couple days, we were colder than the continent of Antarctica. As the cold weather kept everyone inside, it was reported on the news that these temperatures may have destroyed all of the Emerald Ash Borer larvae. Are the cold temperatures enough...Continue Reading

2019-07-25T13:28:11+00:00 March 25th, 2019|

Wisconsin Fungal Disease Spring Treatments

With spring finally arriving in Wisconsin, trees and shrubs will be exiting their state of hibernation and beginning to show their liveliness. During this transitional period, vulnerability to fungal diseases is much higher. With the change in season comes the perfect time to provide the necessary nutrients needed to fight off and prevent fungal diseases from plaguing your trees. Perhaps the most common fungal diseases throughout...Continue Reading

2019-07-25T13:33:03+00:00 March 25th, 2019|

10 Trees in Wisconsin that Lure Wildlife

Wisconsin is known for its’ brave wildlife. If the property is landscaped properly, animals such as squirrels, birds, turkeys and deer can be spotted feeding, playing or resting from your window. As we approach the optimal time for planting, the spring season, check out our recommendations for trees that are sure to not only enhance the appearance of your landscapes but also attract wildlife...Continue Reading

2019-07-25T13:36:33+00:00 February 28th, 2019|

Still Considering Planting A Tree this Spring?

A few months ago, we wrote an article talking about why you should plant trees on your property this coming spring. Simply put, trees protect us from CO2, provide security for people, can increase the property value of your home or business and can even lower depression. Those reasons alone are fantastic reasons to consider planting this spring. As we approach spring, we’ll be starting to book...Continue Reading

2019-07-25T13:41:15+00:00 January 18th, 2019|

Planning to Fertilize Your Trees for Spring

Though winter in Wisconsin is known to last what feels like forever, spring is closer than you think. When your trees and shrubs begin to awaken from their dormant stages, they’re going to be in need of nutrition. Beginning towards the end of March through the month of April, attending to the soil that surrounds your trees and shrubs can help them receive the nutrition they’re starving for...Continue Reading

2019-07-26T11:40:17+00:00 January 18th, 2019|

Repurposing Your Old Christmas Tree

Buying a real Christmas tree for your home enhances the holiday experience. You get to select the tree that you want and can even opt to cut it down yourself! Once your tree is set up and decorated, your space begins to fill with the scent of fresh pine. But what happens to your tree once the holiday season is over?...Continue Reading

2019-07-29T09:46:25+00:00 December 13th, 2018|

Cabling and Bracing Trees for Winter

The snow storms that we experience here in Wisconsin are both beautiful and hazardous. In the same regard, snow building up on trees is something that can cause serious issues to their structure. In addition, structural failure of branches, trunks and roots can lead to bigger problems like property damage and injuries to people...Continue Reading

2019-07-26T11:45:31+00:00 December 13th, 2018|

The Best Time for Tree and Stump Removal

Wachtel Tree Science exhausts all potential options before resorting to the removal of a tree. However, sometimes the only option for a tree that has died is to remove it. The next question to consider is when a tree should be removed. While a tree or stump can be removed any time during the year, the best time for removal is during winter. Here’s why winter is the best time...Continue Reading

2019-07-26T11:47:18+00:00 November 26th, 2018|