A Certified Arborist is a highly seasoned professional that has been certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. You can only become ISA-certified by passing rigorous certification exams that test your knowledge about all aspects of arboriculture. Things like growth, cultivation, reactions to pruning, diseases, de-compartmentalization of decay. An Arborists cares for the health of the entire tree. While trees provide a lot of benefits to people, if left untouched they could cause damage. They may overgrow onto power lines or people’s homes. They could also cause damage in severe […]
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How do you keep your plants healthy? You’re diligent about watering them, feeding them, pruning them, mulching them, etc. But what if a disease hits one of them? Not only could it significantly harm the plant itself, it could then spread to your other plants as well. How do you recognize these diseases in your trees and shrubs, and what do you do about them? Here are a few symptoms to look for. Blotchy, Brown Areas – If you notice blotchy, brown spots on your tree’s leaves—particularly if they’re also […]
Trees need as much care and attention as any other plant in order to thrive. One of the most important things you can do for them is to mulch – to put a layer of material (also called mulch) on top of the soil around them. Let’s take a look at how important mulching is, and how mulch helps trees to grow and thrive. Types of Mulch Mulch can be made of almost anything. Most common are things like bark, wood chips, and even shredded newspaper. However, not […]
This past weekend we were at the Home Show in Onalaska at the Omni Center. We showcased some of our slabs that we have for sale. It was exciting to see the interest in them. We were also able to answer some questions on trees, and get the word out that we will have trees for sale on our site this Spring as well as promoting our Mulch products. Many of our current customers were there and stopped by, and it is always a pleasure to connect with them.
Attended the 2019 WAA Conference in Green Bay this past weekend. We were able to attend informative lectures, and connect with people in our industry. Looking forward to the upcoming season, we have many new things happening at Johnson Ops Tree Care. We are going to have Bare Root Trees available on our lot, as well as Lumber and Slabs from our Urban Wood.
This year our Wisconsin Arborist Association (WAA) / DNR conference was held in Downtown La Crosse, WI. We helped out by taking a tree that needed to be removed from a site and cutting it down in a way that allowed us to transport it to the La Cross Center. Not only were we able to volunteer our time and equipment but we also had the pleasure to work with other volunteers to coordinate the transportation and setup of the tree in the La Crosse Center. The conference went very […]
This past winter we have been braving the cold to complete some projects. We have been working with Perrot State Park in Trempealeau, WI to help them remove some hazardous Ash trees and Oak trees. Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in the park, and is quite evident in many trees. Most of these trees overhang popular camp sites, and needed to be addressed. We also removed a very large Silver Maple right after Christmas that had lost a large lead this past summer in a wind storm. The tree […]