• Cool jobs: Ever think about becoming an arborist?

    If you loved climbing trees as a kid and consider yourself an outdoor adventurer, a career as an arborist may be right for you. Of course, arboriculture is in my blood. I am a third generation arborist at American Tree Experts in New Berlin. I went to college to earn a bachelor’s degree in Urban […]

  • Treatment or removal – which course of action is best?

    Trees enhance the beauty of landscapes, increase property values and often have earned sentimental value. For example, when an ash tree may become infested by something as deadly as EAB, how do you know if it is best to set up a treatment plan or consider removing your tree? The first step is to consult […]

  • Getting to the root of the problem: What’s happening underground?

    Urban trees are subjected to many stress factors, which can negatively affect their root system. This includes competing with other trees and turf, poor soil, and nearby concrete and buildings. Sometimes trees are planted in the wrong conditions where the soil is too wet, too dry or lacking acidity. Mulching is always a great step, […]

  • 4 tips for watering your trees as temperatures cool

    In the middle of winter, the ground is frozen. Trees are not able to access water, so it is important that you are watering your trees in autumn as necessary. Here are a few tips: Evergreen trees in particular will benefit from being watered before winter since they retain most of their foliage year round. […]

  • Magnolia Scale Outbreak Hits Southeast Wisconsin

    Are there magnolia trees growing in your yard? Have you taken a good look at the branches or leaves lately? It might be worth closer inspection, especially this time of year. The past several weeks our arborists have logged dozens of phone calls from customers asking about colorful bumps – some white, pink-orange or brown […]

  • ATE Featured in BizTimes Magazine

    Jesse Ziemienski (President) and Dean Ziemienski (Vice President) of American Tree Experts recently sat down for a “Q&A” with the folks from BizTimes magazine. Together, Jesse and Dean discussed their secrets for running a successful business, and Dean even shared a bit about his favorite tree – the Sugar Maple! Full Article

  • ATE’s Jesse Ziemienski interviewed on TMJ4

    American Tree Experts President, Jesse Ziemienski was recently interviewed on TMJ4 Live at Noon. He discusses what type of trees one should plant and how the right tree can add value to your property. Watch the interview here.

  • Feature Tree: Yellowwood

    The yellowwood tree (Cladrastis kentukea) provides year-round interest, with fragrant blooms in spring, colorful foliage in spring, summer and fall, and showy seedpods that hang on during winter. The yellowwood tree provides ample shade and is an effective specimen tree. One of the more rare trees found in Wisconsin, it is native to the southern […]

  • Why a health plan for your trees makes good “cents”

    To ensure a healthy life, most people visit a doctor on a regular basis. These annual visits help you stay ahead of potential threats to your body and keep you well. As living organisms, trees are best cared for in the same way. By being proactive with your trees and shrubs you can spot early […]