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Wisconsin spring tree care for healthy growth

Wisconsin Tree Care Specialists Share Planting and Growth Tips

With Spring upon us, it's time for people in Southeast Wisconsin to prepare their trees and bushes for spring. Getting an early jump on the warmer weather to come will ensure they have optimal conditions for healthy growth this year.

There are several steps you can take to help wake your tress out of dormancy in early spring.

Trim & Prune before Budding

Early spring is the perfect time for tree and shrub pruning in Wisconsin. Trimming dead or unwanted branches now will help you guide and shape the growth of new branches. While a late winter/early spring trim and prune is optimal for most species, some are better served by a trimming later in the summer or autumn.

If you’re not certain which trees and shrubs would most benefit from a spring trim, call Buckley Tree Service before your plants start budding.

Early pruning of fruit trees can also lead to a healthier, more abundant crop.

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Remove Winter Wraps & Supports

While an early April blizzard is never out of the question in Wisconsin, the majority of the most damaging winter weather is behind us. You probably have your young or newly-planted trees wrapped and supported. This is a good time to remove these protective supports to allow your trees unfettered growth as the days grow longer and warmer.

It is especially important to remove tree wraps. Wraps collect condensation and moisture from melting ice and snow. This extra moisture can damage your young trees, causing them to rot or develop arboreal diseases.

When is the Right Time to Apply Dormant Oil?

Most commercial dormant oils are petroleum- or cottonseed oil-based. Applying dormant oil to your trees at the right time can kill tree insects and mites, including the destructive emerald ash borer, ultimately leading to fewer insect problems as the year goes on.

The best time to apply dormant oils is when the temperature will be above freezing for at least 24 consecutive hours, but before trees start budding.

Dormant oils clog the breathing tubes of exposed insects and mites, suffocating them. Dormant oils are also capable of penetrating overwinter cuticles and destroying the cells from the inside out. These oils can also have a damaging effect on new tree growth, making the timing of application critically important.

Spring Planting & Transplants

Early spring is a good time for planting or transplanting of most tree and shrub species, particularly deciduous trees which are still in dormancy. Melting snow means the ground is more or less evenly saturated, allowing new root growth to penetrate and expand as much as it can.

Newly-planted or transplanted trees and shrubs should be fed with compost, fertilizer and loosely compacted soil.

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You have more leniency for planting evergreen trees and shrubs, but early spring is still a good time to let young plants settle in before the hot summer.

Mulching & Fertilization

Finally, early spring is a great time to apply a first layer of mulch to your trees and shrubs. Mulching is frequently overlooked, but is one of the most important steps to take in ensuring healthy root structure. Many people use porous landscape fabrics which allow for effective gas and water transfer while providing a barrier for weed growth.

We recommend you do not use plastic sheeting under your mulch layer, as this may cause roots to suffocate.

Young trees and shrubs may also benefit from spring fertilization to encourage rapid growth during these optimal growing conditions. Most trees only require a springtime fertilization once every two to three years while young.

This is separate from fall tree fertilization and root stimulation entering winter.

The arborists at Buckley Tree Service are Southeast Wisconsin’s tree care experts. Please contact us for answers to all of your tree and shrub questions. We can help you with your most difficult tree care needs, including disease identification and remediation and preventing infestations of insects such as the emerald ash borer.

Call our Wisconsin tree care professionals today for consultation on your trees and shrubs.

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Wisconsin Arborist Buckley Tree Service

Our Milwaukee arborists will treat your trees as our own and would like to welcome your trees and shrubs into the Buckley Family Tree. The roots of Buckley Tree Service starts with certified Wisconsin arborists and branches off into pure commitment and dedication, leaving nothing but completely satisfied tree service clients. Buckley Tree Service is the Wisconsin tree care specialist. We are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of your Milwaukee trees.


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Wisconsin Tree Service

Buckley Tree Service Wisconsin is not a Milwaukee landscape or lawn care company, but rather a local health care provider for your trees and shrubs. Buckley Tree Service continues to grow as a leader in innovative Wisconsin plant treatment programs. Buckley's Milwaukee arborists focus on overall plant health in order to create a personalized plant health care program for your trees and shrubs. The core objective of Buckley's Wisconsin plant health care is geared toward ensuring long, healthy plant life for you to enjoy for many years to come. During your Milwaukee tree care consultation our professional Milwaukee arborists will diagnose your specific Wisconsin plant health care problems and discuss any pre and post Milwaukee tree service concerns. Once Buckley Tree Service Wisconsin is contracted to service your trees, our professional Milwaukee arborists accept them into the growing Buckley Tree family. At Buckley Tree Service in Milwaukee, we know our plants, and are proud to treat your trees and shrubs as our own.

Milwaukee Arborist and Wisconsin Tree Services

Call Buckley Tree Services in Mequon or New Berlin at 262-547-4732 for a Wisconsin winter tree care consultation. Our professional Milwaukee tree care specialists will evaluate your trees and landscaping bushes to ensure proper health and optimal appearance. Your trees can be lively and well year round – Let us help. Whether you need Milwaukee tree removal services, Brookfield tree pruning or Milwaukee tree cutting, Buckley is your Milwaukee arborist.

Contact our Wisconsin tree service specialists today for more information on all of our Wisconsin tree care services.

Wisconsin Tree Service Certifications and Accreditations

Certified ISA arborists logoISA Exam-certified Milwaukee arborists are available to diagnose plant health care problems and discuss pre- and post-construction concerns. Utilize our expertise, and have us implement a personalized Wisconsin Plant Health Care program for your trees and shrubs.
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Wisconsin Tree Services from Professional Milwaukee Arborists

Buckley Tree Service Wisconsin is the FIRST Wisconsin tree company accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Where other Wisconsin tree care companies wilt and wither, Buckley Tree Service flourishes. Staffing ISA certified Milwaukee arborists and tree care safety professionals, Buckley Tree Service provides what other Milwaukee tree services can’t, certified, skilled and professional Milwaukee tree care services in Wisconsin.

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More than just highly skilled, the certified Wisconsin arborists at Buckley Tree are educators, striving to teach our clients about their specific trees and the care they require. Our ISA certified Milwaukee arborists offer expert Wisconsin tree care services and advice in order to assist you with every aspect of your specific Wisconsin tree care. Buckley Tree Service in Milwaukee goes above and beyond to fulfill our mission of providing you with the best Wisconsin tree care possible.

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Tree Service Locations in Wisconsin

Buckley Tree Service branches off in two Wisconsin locations to better serve our tree care clients. With a Mequon and a New Berlin tree care service branch, Buckley Tree is able to provide quick and efficient Wisconsin tree care services throughout the Milwaukee metro area. Buckley Tree Service is the largest Milwaukee tree care provider and holds a well established tree care client list throughout the area. Our two locations allow us to provide immediate response for our clients when Wisconsin emergency tree care services are needed.

Milwaukee Arborists Deliver Quality Wisconsin Tree Care

With certified Milwaukee arborists on staff, outstanding customer service, and true dedication to overall Wisconsin plant health care, Buckley Tree Service is clearly the first choice for quality tree care services in Wisconsin. Don’t go out on a limb looking for just any Milwaukee tree service company. At Buckley Tree, we are Wisconsin’s tree care specialists, committed to providing our valued tree care clients with the best Wisconsin tree care available. Let your trees and shrubs bloom into the Buckley Family Tree.

For New Berlin tree care call 262-547-4732. For Mequon tree service call 262-242-2040. Get the best Wisconsin tree care service today!

Professional Arborists Prepare Your Trees for Success This Winter

If you haven’t already, fertilize your trees before winter fully sets in, hardening the ground. Tree fertilization will keep your trees healthy so they last longer and look better. Do it before the Wisconsin winter hits and give your trees a head start in growth next spring.

When you hire Buckley Tree Service to fertilize your trees, expect top results in growth. Our arborists will give your flora the utmost care and attention. We protect the trees from over-fertilization and remove diseased or dead branches to ensure the optimal health of the tree.

Buckley Tree offers these services across Southeast Wisconsin. It doesn’t matter if you live north of Milwaukee in the Cedarburg/Grafton area, west in West Allis, Brookfield or even Madison, or south by the Wisconsin–Illinois border; we’ve got you covered.

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If a tree has already died and you want it gone before the ground freezes over, our tree removal service will pull it out quickly and efficiently. The same goes for stump removal. So prepare your trees for next spring with the best tree care in the Milwaukee area. Contact Buckley Tree Service today.

From Madison tree pruning to Milwaukee tree removal, contact Buckley Tree Wisconsin tree care services today for all your professional tree care needs.

Milwaukee and Madison Storm Damage Tree Care Service

Storm damage uproots entire trees and leaves others badly damaged

When a fierce storm cuts through your area, the damage done could be life-threatening to your trees.

After a storm passes, check your trees for signs of storm damage. Look out for these:

-Trees uprooted
-Leaves ripped away
-Limbs and branches broken
-Bark torn off

If you see any of this, contact Buckley Tree Service IMMEDIATELY. It could be the difference between our arborists saving your trees and getting called in for tree removal service.

3 Signs Your Tree Will Recover with Help

Tree has at least 50% of its leaves and branches. When the tree has less than half of its greenery or branches, its chances of producing enough food for another season drop dramatically.

The broken limbs aren’t large. The larger the broken limbs, the greater the chances the tree won’t recover. Main limbs of the tree are vital to survival. The leader or crown branch, the primary upward branch, is one example. This is the branch the tree uses for growth in height. Without the leader branch, a tree is almost certain to become stunted or deformed.

Only small amounts of bark are stripped off. When limbs are broken off, sometimes the bark is torn away with it. This is the equivalent to a person getting their skin scraped off. The inner bark underneath (greenish in color), where food and water are transported through the tree, is exposed. Untreated, this exposed area is vulnerable to insects and tree diseases. The more bark came off during the storm, the more exposure the tree has to illness.

Your trees stand a better chance of recovering from storm damage when you bring the arborists from Buckley Tree to care for them. Our tree care services save damaged trees and bushes other tree companies can’t (or don’t have enough experience to know how).

Tree Care Services Maximizing the Recovery Process

Tree pruning: Removing damaged branches will help the tree recover faster.

Tree disease treatment and insect control: Prevents stripped bark from getting the best of your tree by ensuring no disease infects the exposed area. Using only the most effective insecticides, we stop insects from moving in and causing damage to the inner bark.

Tree Fertilization: If we determine your tree will benefit from tree fertilizer, we’ll apply this to the roots for healthy growth recovery.

Tree Consultation: Our professional arborists will come onsite and analyze the condition of your tree accurately to determine how we’ll be able to save it. You’ll receive a risk assessment and health evaluation for your tree. Using this information we’ll develop a personalized plan to maximize your tree’s recovery.

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A tree with storm damage is like a person involved in a car accident. The degree of injury varies, but usually the paramedics are called in to administer first aid. Buckley Tree Service are the paramedics for your trees, ready to save them when they need help most.

We serve the greater Milwaukee and Madison areas with offices in Mequon, New Berlin, and Sauk City. So if you live in Grafton, Waukesha, or anywhere else in Southeast Wisconsin, save your trees with the superior arborists at Buckley Tree Service.

Help your trees recover with the Wisconsin storm damage tree specialistsat Buckley Tree Service today.