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2-week dog foster homes needed

Foster a PAL Dog

Foster families are needed for this summer’s PAL program, which pairs shelter dogs with at-risk kids in the Milwaukee area.
Help out dogs and kids by becoming a foster parent today! Learn more.

An Ounce of Prevention for Crabapples and Pines

Fungal diseases of trees can be sneaky. Infection of leaves or needles takes place in the spring and early summer as new growth emerges and expands. This new growth is softer, more delicate, and more susceptible to infections.

Symptoms of infection may not be obvious until later in the growing season. An example is crabapple leaves that are turning olive brown and falling prematurely. Another example is pine needles that have failed to reach full size and begin to brown in their first season, leaving dead tips. The culprits in these cases are often apple scab on the crabapples or sphaeropsis/diplodia shoot blight on the pines.

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“Twister” the dog survives devastating tornado

 “Twister” the dog survives devastating tornado in Kentucky

One-eyed, three-legged Corgi mix now looking for new home in Wisconsin

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Where Do We Find Our Employees?

We love our employees too!

After we are finished working on a property we often get asked “Where do you get your staff from” or “where did you learn all that tree stuff”, and we also have a few parents ask “are you hiring? My son or daughter needs a job!” 

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Party with the animals June 2! Beer, wine, food, music...

Hounds & Sounds: An Anniversary Celebration

 
 Come celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus at Hounds & Sounds: An Anniversary Celebration, on Saturday, June 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 630 W. Dekora St. in Saukville. 
 
Enjoy animal greeters, food, and live music by String-a-Long. Children are welcome to attend, but please leave your four-legged friends at home. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for kids under 12 years old. All adult tickets include a chance to win free Brewers tickets! All proceeds go right back to help the shelter’s animals.  More info – and tickets – can be found here
 

Tree Doctors Still Make House Calls

When you call Wachtel Tree Science and Service to look at your tree, a Certified Arborist will come to provide a thorough assessment of it. You may have some idea regarding how your doctor assesses your health, but what does a Certified Arborist look at when determining your tree’s health or condition?

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Memorial Day Scams Target Military, Families & Supporters

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Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans. BBB is urging consumers and donors to be on the lookout for deals that seem too good to be true, and for disreputable charities.

The unique lifestyle of our service members makes them prime targets for scammers. It’s imperative that we educate our service members and ensure that the support we give to them equals the effort they make every day on behalf of us. Scams can include those that target service personnel and their families directly, but also those that appear to be helping military members via charities.

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A PUBLIC INSTITUTION USING PUBLIC FUNDS TO POISON THE PUBLIC

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Arms and legs bare, the two coeds sat directly on UWM grass and smiled at each other as they chatted. I slowed my bike. Would they glare at me or thank me if I said something? I kept going. The usual Pesticide Application Keep Off the Grass signs were posted, block after nauseating block, and one stood not far from the girls.

I'd already received a nut-case look from a woman when I asked her if she knew pesticides were toxic for dogs. She told me she knew. Her dog, feet in the grass, gazed at me.

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"Life Below Ground"

When thinking about trees and tree health, we should be more aware of what is below ground. Healthy root systems are vital to the health and longevity of trees. A vigorous expanding root system is supported by healthy soils. Often times when the trees crown appears stressed - thin canopy, small or chlorotic leaves, branch dieback - it is the root system and corresponding soils that are the real issue.

Roots obtain water, and essential elements from the soil. Abundant oxygen in the soil is critical for respiration. A good root system anchors the tree in place. Roots also store carbohydrates for growth and tree defense.

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