Tree Care Advice from Certified Arborists

Wachtel Tree Science’s tree care tip blog is an online resource regarding all aspects of tree care and plant health care management. Here, our Certified Arborists offer information on a wide variety of tree care topics that we feel are important for our clients to know. In our ongoing goal to provide education and knowledge of the tree care industry, we hope you use this blog as a beneficial tool to help keep your trees healthy and beautiful. Take advantage of the years of experience and extensive industry knowledge of our Certified Arborists and explore our Tree Care Tip Blog below.

Dormant Season Structural Pruning: Why My Trees Need It

Harsh Wisconsin winters aren’t typically ideal for several activities. However, in arboriculture, winter is the perfect time to perform maintenance that keep your trees and shrubs strong and healthy year round. Because trees become dormant during winter, it makes it easier for arborists to identify and handle the structure of a tree. Lighter limbs and branches…Continue Reading

2018-11-09T16:27:10+00:00 November 9th, 2018|

Why You Should Plant Trees Next Spring

If you’ve been thinking about planting one or multiple trees on your property, let us grow your interest even further. Trees can enhance a person’s quality of life while providing benefits to the environment around them. Here’s why you should consider moving forward with your idea to plant…Continue Reading

2018-11-09T16:05:18+00:00 November 9th, 2018|

Preparing Your Soil For Fall

Fall is a crucial time for tree care. Throughout the summer, trees endure a variety of different weather patterns – from high temperatures to strong storms. The effects of wind and heat can make trees weaker over time. Additionally, trees naturally use up their nutrients in order to survive against attacks from pests and diseases throughout the year…Continue Reading 

2018-10-25T13:37:27+00:00 September 25th, 2018|

Why Your Trees Aren’t Greener: Chlorosis in Trees

One aspect of the fall season many people look forward to is the changes in tree colors. Just before the temperatures drop, trees drop in chlorophyll in preparation for the winter months. However, sometimes color change can happen prematurely. While a drop in chlorophyll continues to be the reason for color change, it’s often a result of a tree dealing with a threat to its health…Continue Reading

2018-10-25T13:48:44+00:00 September 20th, 2018|

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|

Signs Your Trees Need Watering

Wisconsin’s summer heat can be demanding on trees. Without adequate rainfall, trees won’t get the proper amount of water needed to promote healthy growth. Watering your trees by hand may be required if long seasons of drought take place. But how do you know when it’s time to water your trees? Fortunately, there are some signs you can look for to determine whether you should give your trees some water…Continue Reading

2018-10-25T13:41:23+00:00 July 31st, 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|