Recently we removed a large silver maple and found a chunk of concrete inside! Many years ago, it was believed that putting concrete in open wounds would help “seal” the tree, thus preventing further spread of decay; however, studies show that leaving a tree do its natural CODIT process is the best for sealing the tree. Read the full story of our large maple removal at www.facebook.com/haastreecarellc.
We recently returned from the WAA Conference in Green Bay! It’s a 3 day conference with speakers from across the country, keeping us up to date on the latest trends in the industry. A trade show floor also offers the opportunity to see the latest in tree gear, allowing us to be safer and more efficient. WAA is a great event that we look forward to each year!
THANK YOU! This was our first full year in business and it went better than I could have dreamed! We were able to purchase a GIANT 254t mini articulating loader, which has opened the door to many new possibilities for us. We’ve also made some great connections in the tree care industry, which resulted in us traveling throughout the state to do some climbing! The highlight of this year was helping the City of Wisconsin Rapids inject nearly 100 ash trees to help prevent Emerald Ash Borer. We look forward to what 2018 holds!
Tree Care Industry Expo
In early November, we attended the Tree Care Industry Association expo in Columbus, Ohio! It’s the world’s largest tree care show and conference! TCI is a great way to network with arborists from across the globe as well as stay up to date with the latest information in the green industry. It was our second time attending and we will surely be back!
Emerald Ash Borer or EAB was recently confirmed in Wisconsin Rapids and is quickly spreading north.
Make sure you know the signs/symptoms of EAB, these include: bark blonding, d-shaped exit holes, epicormic sprouting and tip dieback. A few different treatment options exist. The homeowner option for treatment is to use a chemical called Imidacloprid. Please see this resource for information regarding proper application.
This treatment must be done each year. A different treatment option being used by tree care professionals that is applied every other year is ArborJet’s cutting edge Tree I.V. system.
The chemical TREE-äge® is proving to be the most effective option in preserving your ash trees. This chemical must be applied by a certified and licensed pesticide applicator. Check out this video we did to see a demonstration on the ArborJet Tree I.V TREE-äge® injection: