New Pest Alert

NewPest Viburnum Damage

Viburnum Leaf Beetle (VLB) VLB only affects viburnums and most commonly arrowwood viburnums. VLB is a fairly new pest to southeastern Wisconsin. VLB feed on the green tissue between the veins of the plants, causing them to skeletonize. This is similar to damage caused by Japanese beetles. VLB begin to feed in late June/early July.…

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Emerald Ash Borer

EAB D Shaped Exit

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has become a very destructive pest to ash trees throughout Wisconsin. It kills all native species of ash trees by feeding on the tissues under the bark, causing disruption to the flow of nutrients and water throughout the tree. Treating ash trees with a trunk injection of Emamectin Benzoate every 2…

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Annual Training Day

Company Training Lift

One of our Certified Arborist’s demonstrating how to remove an EAB infested ash with our Spider Lift. An Arborist removes the top of this spruce tree while another Arborist tends the rigging line to control the fall of the top of the tree. “The Tree Care Specialists” held our annual Training Day for all of…

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Root Zone Excavation of Stem Girdling Roots

Autumn Blaze Maple Stem Girdling Roots

Stem girdling roots (SGR) can be a major issue to trees in the urban setting. SGR can greatly stunt the growth of or even kill a tree by reducing the flow of water and other nutrients to the upper canopy of the tree. Above is a maple tree that had the soil excavated to reveal…

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Spring Tree Care & Preparation in Wisconsin

Spring Tree Buds

4 Tips to help your trees emerge from dormancy 1. 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…

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