• Stay safe, call an expert

    There are a number of things homeowners can do to help care for their trees. Fertilization, watering, and mulching are all popular DIY techniques that can get you out of the house and help keep your yard looking its best. But there are times when it is best to call in an expert – especially […]

  • Your ash trees are under attack!

    Time is running out. The only ash trees left standing in a few years will be the ones that have been protected against Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). It can be difficult to identify an ash tree or if an ash tree has been infested with EAB. That is why we ask you to call us […]

  • Mulch trees…but not too much!

    Residential landscapes can be harsh environments for trees. One of the best ways to keep your trees healthy is to add mulch. Mulch helps stabilize and create a natural environment for tree growth. It controls weeds and curbs the spread of tree diseases, and a properly applied layer of mulch also keeps the lawnmower and […]

  • ATE Spotlight on Ben Richards

    Ben Richards is manager of ATE’s Plant Health Care Division, an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Care Safety Professional and a Certified Pesticide Applicator. He graduated in 2007 with an associate’s degree in urban forestry from Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids. What is your role/title at ATE? I manage plant health care operations and […]

  • Girdling Roots

    While many of us look up to recognize the beauty of tree foliage, what happens at the base of the tree is also key to maintaining good health. Trees planted too deeply in soil can develop what’s known as girdling roots. This happens when the roots encircle or “girdle” at the base and greatly reduce […]

  • Choose the right tree, plant in the right place

    Ever wonder how trees grow so majestic and mature? “Right tree, right place” takes some thoughtful planning. To begin, the biggest decision you’ll make is what tree to buy and where to plant it, so here are a few things to consider: A tree can impact the climate around a home. Shade trees offer cooling […]

  • What is a Champion Tree?

    The last thing ATE’s Dean Ziemienski was expecting to encounter while on a job site last fall was that of a champion tree. “I was called to a New Berlin home to remove a diseased and potentially hazardous elm tree in the backyard,” recalls Dean. “But another tree caught my eye as soon as we […]

  • Recognize tree risk and keep your property safe

    Property owners are responsible for maintaining tree safety on their landscape. While there is no such thing as a “safe” tree, regular maintenance and care can help identify tree hazards before there’s trouble. Here are some risk factors to monitor when assessing the safety of your trees: Age – Older trees pose more risks than new […]

  • Jesse Ziemienski provides business advice in the “Waukesha Freeman”

    Jesse Ziemienski was recently featured in the Waukesha Freeman where he provided some advice on transferring business ownership to the next generation. Like father, like son? Cautions, advice for transferring business ownership to the next generation Transferring ownership of a business from one generation of owners to the next isn’t as simple as signing a […]

  • Emerald Ash Borer continues on its march of destruction

    Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has invaded southeast Wisconsin with a vengeance. In Wisconsin, we have approximately 800 million ash trees and about eight billion in U.S. forests. According to American Forests, a nonprofit conservation organization, these trees have an estimated value of $280 billion dollars. We are on track to lose nearly all of them […]