Tree Care Information from Experienced Certified Arborists
Wachtel’s newsletter, The Plant Doctor’s Seasonal Report, brings you the most important and up to date seasonal tree care information throughout the year. This is where our Certified Arborists share their experience and passion for all aspects of the tree care industry. From preventative plant health care topics like the Emerald Ash Borer epidemic to daily happenings at the Wachtel office, The Plant Doctor’s Seasonal Report keeps you informed.
Read below to see the most up to date tree care information from our Wachtel staff of Certified Arborists and tree care specialists. For even more information on important tree care, take a look at the various tree care resources available in our digital resource center.
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...Read More
Winter Property Tours: Tree Inspections
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter 2018
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...Read More
Tree Cabling and Bracing for Winter
Fall, Winter 2019
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...Read More
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?...Read More
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...Read More
Are You Still Considering Planting Trees in 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...Read More
10 Trees in Wisconsin that Lure Wildlife
Fall, Spring, Summer 2019
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...Read More
Wisconsin Tree 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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Top 10 Ash Replacement Trees for your Property
Spring, Summer 2019
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...Read More
Examining Tree Roots After Another Wisconsin Winter
Winter in Wisconsin is officially over. The ground has thawed, trees and shrubs are coming to life and properties are starting to look lively again. To make sure your trees continue to grow and mature the way they’re supposed to, inspecting their overall structure is a crucial recommendation...Read More