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.

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|

Winter Property Tours: Tree Inspections

Inspecting your trees during spring, summer and fall can help detect issues that directly affect a tree’s health. Problems caused by insects and disease can be found when trees are active. However, winter is the perfect time to identify issues regarding the structure of a tree because leaves aren’t present during winter...Continue Reading

2019-07-26T11:50:15+00:00 November 26th, 2018|

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

2019-07-26T11:52:37+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

2019-07-29T09:45:08+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

2019-07-26T12:00:43+00:00 September 25th, 2018|