Tree & Shrub Planting

​Wisconsin Tree Planting Services

Proper shrub and tree planting techniques are an extremely important process which provides many benefits to property owners and the environment. 8 out of 10 trees are planted too deep, and while they will still grow, they never will reach their full potential and will cause issues as the tree grows. Wachtel Tree Science uses preferred methods when providing tree planting services. Our Certified Arborists take care in every step of the tree planting process to ensure your investment thrives. We'll provide you with our recommendations of what to plant and where to plant it based on your individual Southeastern Wisconsin property and what you are looking for in a landscape.

From proper planting depth to science-based Fertilization and health treatment, our expert tree planting services ensure that your trees and shrubs look great and grow strong.

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Tree Planting Services

  • Tree Selection Advice from Wisconsin Certified Arborists
  • Proper Planting Techniques used with Every Tree Planting Service
  • Science-Based Planting Aftercare and Tree Care Recommendations
  • Custom Plant Health Care Plans

Proper Tree Planting Selection and Technique

One of the most important aspects of proper tree planting is to plant the right tree in the right place. Wachtel's Certified Arborists are uniquely qualified to help you select the right tree for your Wisconsin property. Our tree care professionals work with you to find the ideal tree that fits your preferences. Once a tree is selected, a team of certified arborists follow industry-leading tree planting standards and procedures to make sure your new tree will bring a variety of benefits to your property.

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Client Testimonial

The tree planting crew was courteous and professional as always. The arborist who did the insect control took the time to protect our bench under the tree. We appreciated that the arborist took the time to cover the metal bench beneath the tree before spraying.

​Mary K. - Brookfield, WI

Tree Planting Frequently Asked Questions

What type of tree should I plant?

Tree selections should be based on the site conditions and those appropriate for Southeast Wisconsin’s weather. Beyond that, size and characteristics of a tree will determine a good fit for your yard. Reach out to a Certified Arborist to help with tree selection for your yard.

What are the important benefits of planting trees?

Trees provide habitat for wildlife, shade for those warm summer days, view screening if desired, improved air quality, as well as other health benefits. Studies have shown improved mental health by those who have trees in their lives.

How do you decide where to plant trees?

The mature size of a trees will influence planting locations. Buildings, sight lines, driveways, and other infrastructure all need to be factored in when choosing a planting location. Other factors such as utilities (both above and below ground) also play a role in tree placement.

Where do you water your tree, and how often?

Keeping a new plant well watered until established is critical to its success. If a tree’s roots dry out, it cannot survive. Thus watering the soil within a few feet around the base of your new tree will help keep the roots growing. With sufficient rain (approx. 1” of rainfall in a week), most plants will obtain sufficient moisture. Without this kind of rainfall or during hot, dry periods of summer, watering will be necessary to make up for the lack of rainfall.

Do I really need to mulch my new tree?

Using organic mulch like wood mulch is beneficial for several reasons. Some of the benefits of mulching include:

  • Reduces moisture loss.
  • Keeps mowers and weeds away from the tree trunk.
  • Moderates soil temperatures.
  • Provides nutrients as it decomposes.
  • Helps to avoid erosion.

What are “balled and burlapped” trees?

Balled and burlapped (or B&B) trees refers to the means used to keep the soil around the tree roots while in transit to a planting location. After a tree is dug, burlap is wrapped around the soil to keep it in place, often a wire cage may accompany the burlap to better hold the soil in place.

What are “bare-root” trees?

Bare root trees are trees that do not have any soil held around the tree roots while it is being moved to the planting location. These root systems must stay moistened for the tree to survive while in transit. Often bare root trees are small trees that are planted in bulk.

What are “container” trees?

Container trees refers to the means used to keep the soil around the tree roots. Containers, generally made of plastic, are used to keep the soil around the tree roots prior to planting. Some trees are grown for a short time in containers prior to being installed in a yard.

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We provide comprehensive tree planting services from start to finish. From selection advice and effective planting techniques to expert plant aftercare, we do planting right.

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