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“It Is Never Just One Thing”

Rarely does any one factor determine the final out come from a single event in life or in nature. It is just too complicated; so many factors come into play over the course of time that determines the final outcome. This is certainly true with trees and tree health. Trees in developed landscapes and in the forest are continually subjected to various stress factors that depending upon circumstances can lead to decline and eventual death of a tree.

Tree stress may result from a natural causal agent or may be from human activity. A myriad of factors may be involved which may include, but is not limited to some of the following:

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Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus Opens Today

Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus Opens Today

The Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus will open for animal adoptions on Monday, January 7, just one week after acquiring the former Countryside Humane Society in Racine. 

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Tree Pruning Fact Sheet

An educated and experienced arborist knows that all tree pruning is not equal. The arborist assesses each tree individually and then decides what type of pruning the tree is in need of. Crown cleaning, crown thinning, crown raising, deadwood pruning and training pruning are nationally accepted standards of tree pruning developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The ANSI A300 pruning standards are extensive and involved. They are there to protect the consumer. If these pruning standards are not addressed in the tree pruning proposals or estimates you receive you are not getting a professional job. At Wachtel our educated and experienced Certified Arborists will help you benefit from these standards and assist you in determining what type of pruning your trees will need.

The different classifications of tree pruning are:

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Get vaccines at low cost at WHS!

 Vaccine Clinic at WHS
In an effort to keep Southeastern Wisconsin's animals happy and healthy, WHS offers a vaccine clinic at the Milwaukee Campus. The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Learn more here.

North Shore Firefighters Need Your Help!

North Shore Fire, peanut butter, Hunger Task Force

North Shore Firefighters are joining their peers from the fourteen Milwaukee County Fire Departments to collect peanut butter for the Hunger Task Force. Peanut Butter is a staple in Hunger Task Force's distribution to those in need and Hunger Task Force is running short of peanut butter. So, next time your out shopping, pick up an extra jar of peanut butter and drop it at one of North Shore Fire/Rescue's Stations:

Station #1: 4401 W. River Lane in Brown Deer

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Stopping Tree Losses

This past spring many trees were not able to produce much foliage at all. Many produced nothing but seeds at first, and when these ripened all you could see was brown. Such trees seemed more dead than alive. Later on, some foliage started to be produced, but these leaves were undersized, off-color, and left the tree much thinner than normal. On other trees, some sections never did leaf out and the remaining parts look weak.

 Trees that have treatment history for various problems, and have been stable for some time, have begun to struggle again. Dead and weak trees are everywhere.

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Location, Location, Location…

By: Anthony Arnoldi, Board-Certified Master Arborist WI-0102B

In real estate considerations, location is the most important aspect of a property. The value and worth of a great location cannot be overstated. We strive to live in homes that maximize the location factor so that it is very pleasant to live in while we are there, and profitable when it comes time to sell.

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Getting to Know Medicare with Jesse Grutz

Whether you are new to Medicare or have had it for years most people have questions. Join us and learn details on Medicare. There are always changes to Medicare so bring your questions and have them answered by Jesse Gruz a licensed health insurance professional. This is an educational seeminar. There will be no products marketed or sold.

Monday February 4th and Tuesday, February 5th at 6 p.m.

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