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Winterizing Trees with Fall Tree Care in Wisconsin


Fertilizing and pruning your Wisconsin trees during dormant season offers various benefits to your plants health. Fall tree pruning, fall tree fertilization, and fall root treatments are important fall tree care steps for preparing your trees for the winter.  Our certified Wisconsin arborists will implement a personalized plant health care program for your trees protecting them from the harsh Wisconsin winters while providing them with the nutrients needed to flourish in the spring.

Fall is the Best Time to Prune your Wisconsin Trees

Most trees can be pruned any time of the year. However, there are various advantages of fall tree pruning. Fall tree pruning ensures healthy flower and bud production in spring. Oaks and elms are the only trees that have to be pruned in the dormant season to prevent the spread of oak wilt and Dutch elm disease. The beetles that spread both diseases enter the trees through open wounds or pruning cuts. Removing dead, damaged, or diseased tree branches and limbs prevents entry points for harmful insects and diseases.  

Our Wisconsin arborists are trained tree care professionals with extensive fall tree pruning experience to protect the trees fall flower buds, ensuring healthy flower growth in spring.  Practicing thin rather than shear tree pruning on flowering trees protects the buds for thick, full leave growth in the spring.

Pruning your trees and shrubs is crucial for strengthening the structure of the tree. The dormant season is the most favorable time for professional tree pruning. Leafless canopies allow our arborists to see the entire structure of the tree making it easier to see deadwood, decayed, damaged limbs and poor structure. Catching such signs early will reduce the risk of limb breakage preserving the beauty and prolonging the life of your Wisconsin trees. 

Pruning operations in the winter can also cause less damage to lawns, landscapes and perennial plants. Contact your certified Wisconsin arborists at Buckley Tree Service Wisconsin to schedule a fall tree pruning throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Fall Root Treatments for Your Wisconsin Trees and Shrubs

Roots continue to grow until the ground freezes. Fertilizing and root stimulations are effective in fall when the top growth slows and the root growth increases.

Mulching is one of the most beneficial ways to maintain your trees in the winter as mulch keeps tree roots insulated. Young, underdeveloped trees require mulching to survive the stress from freezing and thawing. Our certified Wisconsin arborists will assess your individual trees and shrubs mulching needs in order to prepare them for the winter months.

Do it Yourself Fall Tree Mulching: Surround the tree’s trunk with four to six inches of mulch for a distance of at least three times the trunk’s diameter away. Spread the mulch leaving a couple inches of space between the mulch and the tree’s base. The mulch should not make direct contact with the tree’s base.  Bury any exposed roots heavily with mulch.  

Fall Tree Fertilization for Better Tolerance to Wisconsin Winters

Fall tree fertilization is a crucial factor for producing health trees. Fertilizing in the fall can help trees and shrubs recover from the stresses of the summer and better tolerate the harsh Wisconsin winter weather. Our certified Wisconsin arborists are trained to perform soil tests and provide fertilization treatment plans accordingly.

Fall fertilization supplies your trees and shrubs with a reserve of nutrients for spring growth. Fertilizers applied in the fall have a greater time to penetrate the soil for complete root absorption. The fertilizer is absorbed by the roots during the winter and utilized for growth come spring. Mulch, frigid temperatures, and lack of decomposing leaves are all contributing factors for tree nutrient deficiencies.  
While wood chip mulch protects trees from harmful winter temperature changes, the mulch absorbs nitrogen vital to the tree’s health when it decomposes. Trees are deprived of nutrients when leaves are cleared from the ground as these decomposing leaves contain nutrients vital to the tree’s health. Our certified Wisconsin arborists utilize tree fertilization techniques including root injections, soil amendments and radial trenching ensuring your trees have the essential nutrients to survive Wisconsin winters.

Contact our Wisconsin tree care professionals today for a fall tree and shrub fertilization consultation preparing your trees for winter ensuring they flourish come spring.

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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.

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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Tree Care Industry Associations Accreditated for Ethics, confidence, quality TCIA logoUpon acceptance into membership, TCIA requests that members abide by the Arborist Pledge and the TCIA Code of Ethics in word, action, and within the spirit of integrity, which is at the core of these principles.
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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. 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!

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