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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.

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

2019-10-02T13:35:11-05:00 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

2019-07-26T11:45:31-05:00 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

2019-07-26T11:47:18-05:00 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

2019-10-02T13:21:29-05:00 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

2019-10-02T13:22:10-05:00 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

2019-10-02T13:22:45-05:00 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

2019-10-02T13:23:30-05:00 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

2019-10-02T13:24:11-05:00 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

2019-10-02T13:24:57-05:00 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

2019-10-02T13:26:57-05:00 August 9th, 2018|