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Riparian Species – This group of trees is made up of species that live in the floodplains of rivers and streams around the world. They are native to an environment that periodically changes the soil level due to flood waters adding soil to the area or taking it away. These grade changes adversely impact trees and the riparian species have adapted to grade changes by developing the ability to grow new roots out of trunk tissue in order to survive. This unique ability to form new roots at the new soil level has provided the riparian species an advantage in the urban environment where people frequently change the root zone of the tree through grade changes and other activities that change the water and oxygen in the root zone of trees. The take home message is riparian trees are adapted to changing root environments and that allows them to be successful in urban areas where trees from more static root environments may struggle. We consider the riparian species to be tough and adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions from wet to dry in most cases. They definitely share a high tolerance for wet feet and that is why we typically use them in the wetter areas of the site as upland species prefer a more well drained home for their primary root system. Riparian species also need more full sunlight to allow for a symmetrical canopy to develop.
Autumn Blaze Maple
Sienna Glenn Maple
Skyline Honey Locust
The ornamental tree species are grouped based on their smaller stature and in most cases their flower color as a primary attribute. We like to speak in terms of the “Parade of Color” that this group of trees can provide in the spring and early summer. The parade of color begins each spring with the Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry flowering first before the leaves come out. This tree is on the list for next year and each of our locations have received some this year for specific projects. Next in the parade of color are the flowering crabapples, pears, and hawthorns. These trees hit in mid to late May depending on your location. The clean-up batter for the parade of color is the Japanese Tree Lilac that flowers in early to mid-June each summer. In most cases we can provide six to eight weeks of color while also providing diversity where people tended to get flowering trees that were the same variety in the past. With few exceptions, these flowering ornamentals require full sun to perform well. That means to fully flower each year they need full sun and that also equates to a full canopy of leaves. The density of the leaves impacts a major use of these trees as they provide great screening between properties during the outdoor season. We use these all of the time to screen property lines and the view into adjoining homes along with blocking roads and traffic areas. Many people think evergreens are the only way to block or screen a property. We use them together in some situations where the ornamentals provide immediate screening and the evergreens planted alternately behind the ornamentals fill in the gaps over a longer period of time. Remember our group of ornamentals prefer full sun at least part of the day. They also do not like wet feet and they also do not like real dry sites. If it is dry then an expanded mulch area is the key to long term success. Shade loving perennials are a great way to soften the look of too much mulch and they are built to live with trees.
Purple Prince Flowering Crabapple
Red Jewel Flowering Crabapple
Rejoice Flowering Crabapple
Autumn Blaze Pear
Snowdance Japanese Tree Lilac
The upland species are from ecosystems where they are higher than the flood plain and can range all the way to the top of ridges and hills. What this means is they are not good at dealing with changes to their root environment like their relatives in the riparian zone. These trees have a more static root zone and therefore they struggle with grade changes and rapid changes in soil moisture. They are also more adapted to growing in partial or full shade. The riparian and prairie tree species tend to need full sun to perform well. If they are in partial or full shade they can develop asymmetrical canopies as they search for sunlight. The upland species are intermediate to climax in their position within the forest. This means they come after the pioneer species like poplar and jack pine that need full sun. The intermediate species come in behind the pioneers to take over and they can fight through partial to full shade as they kill off the pioneer species. The climax species are the ones that can grow in full shade during their juvenile years then they outgrow the intermediates to take over the site. Great examples of this in Wisconsin are sugar maple and white pine. Both can spend decades in the shade where they develop symmetrical canopies then they finally get taller than the intermediate trees and conquer the site. White pine and sugar maple are not into diversity as they dominate a site in the forest with nearly one hundred percent of the area made up of one or two types of trees.
Royal Red Norway Maple
Brandywine Red Maple
Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple
Harvest Gold Linden
Sterling Silver Linden
Though the effects of the coronavirus outbreak are not yet fully realized, we know some of our customers are taking steps to protect themselves. Extend the precaution you are taking for yourself at this time to your property and of course, your trees. We want to continue to keep your trees happy at this time and we have some special offerings to help.
Happy Trees Limited Time Offers: with select services
An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Removals can be costly and should be avoided if possible. Though we are equipped to take down trees safely and efficiently when we must, we specialize in keeping trees happy with Plant Health Care. Set up a meeting with one of our certified arborists and avoid costly removals that degrade our urban forest.
We value a safe environment for you and our employees. We generally meet our clients face to face in order to alleviate concerns and go over their tree projects. For those of our clients who would like greater peace of mind we are offering over the phone consultations. We will evaluate your trees and give you a call while on site, or go over your project at a convenient time for you. To keep our crew healthy while at your property our trucks are equipped with disinfecting wipes. We will be asking our employees to follow all the same precautions discussed by the CDC. Keep face to face interactions to a minimum, wash hands repeatedly, maintain a distance of 4-6 feet from each other when possible, cover mouth with arm when coughing or sneezing, if they feel sick at all they are asked to stay home, and we are cleaning everything multiple times daily. We are also asking clients to maintain a safe distance from our crew when they are on your property and if you would like to discuss something with them, to please follow the same safety guidelines or to call them on their cell phone. We are monitoring this outbreak daily and have been making major changes to our business and how we operate to ensure we do our part to slow the spread. Give us a call and see why we are the best tree care company in Madison!
We are deemed an essential business and are remaining open. Our office is closed but our staff are working remotely and will be able to answer your questions or set up appointments for any type of work. Our sales arborists continue to perform inspections and quotes on trees and will be able to provide quotes via email or phone.
We are looking for A Certified Arborist/Crew Leader for the first and only accredited tree company in Dane County. We are located in Madison WI. Madison is an excellent place to work and play! 4 Beautiful Lakes, countless things to do, and a community that is always striving to improve the lives of its citizens are just a few reasons to live here. Madisonians love their trees here and there are lots of trees here!
You’re the team member we’re looking for if you love being in a fast-paced outdoor environment, you understand the importance of being a positive Leader and you hate inefficiencies. Do you have the drive to finish jobs safely, on time, and have the desire to grow with us?
You’re friendly, and very conscientious. You have high standards and can be described as a team player, excited to delight our clients, and motivated to build something special here…..
If you are looking for a lifetime career position, a family and safety culture and a growing company then you need to apply. We invest heavily in labor saving equipment such as spider lifts (including the tallest one in south central WI), compact loaders, bucket truck and modern climbing techniques. We believe at the end of your career we want you healthy and able to enjoy retirement.
You’ll be responsible for 7 major roles as a Crew Leader at Capital City Tree Experts.
1. Learning about our culture and always delivering on this to yourself, your teammates, and our clients
2. Always following our Safety Program so you may go home each and every day safely
3. Operating various equipment such as spider lifts, bucket trucks, loaders, grinders etc.
4. Proficient climber
5. Experience with structural pruning and large removals
6. Agree to do the best job you can at everything you do
7. Be willing to grow with us
You’ll need to be well-presented, trustworthy, have a high attention to detail, and love to create success for yourself and for others. You’ll be eager to take this opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve well above average results.
This is a permanent position starting at 40-45 hours per week. Pay is determined by experience and abilities. We offer paid vacation, company match retirement, health insurance, paid bonuses for obtaining T.C.I.A credentials, annual equipment allowance, and a formal safety program.
You will need to have a current driver license and have obtained your arborist certification from the International Society of Arboriculture to apply.
♦ Log Gone It is located within Mandt Sandfill. The address is 2079 Hwy MM Fitchburg WI, 53575
♦ Only the following material is accepted at this site, no exceptions. All loads must be dumped in their designated pile. Anything other than the following will be removed at the violators expense and dumping privileges may be revoked.
◊ Chips (from trees only all species)
◊ Wood (trunks, and limbs) from trees only and all species and all sizes
◊ Stump Grindings
◊ Root Balls
◊ Mix Load containing root balls
◊ Mix Load not containing root balls
♦ All prices are subject to change and you will be notified via email or phone call
♦ Every load brought to the site will need to have a load ticket filled out. 1 copy is for the driver and leave 3 in the scale box. Fill out the form completely. Failure to leave completed tickets behind will jeopardize your dumping privileges.
♦ When entering Mandt Sandfill all speed limits and Mandt’s rules to be on their property will be obeyed and only drive to the Log Gone It site. Interfering with Mandt’s operation can have your dumping privileges revoked.
♦ You will be invoiced weekly and sales tax applies to this service.
♦ Once you enter Mandt sandfill and Log Gone It you will be on camera.
♦ We will have the most current price list and any special dumping instructions posted in the Green Log Gone it shack.
♦ Each contractor will provide Log Gone It with a current certificate of insurance with 1,000,000.00 general liability coverage. Log Gone It LLC must be listed as additionally insured.
♦ Our hours of operation are from 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Friday. NO EXCEPTIONS
♦ All contractors agree to follow the dumping instructions attached to this contract.
♦ Mail or email these forms to [email protected] or 4720 Farwell Street McFarland, WI 53558
♦ A credit application must be filled out prior to using our facility. We require a current credit card on file.
♦ We will invoice weekly.
♦ A completed and signed credit application means you have read, understood, and agree to follow all Contractor Agreement, and dumping instructions as laid out in this packet.
♦ If you do not have a credit card on file with Log Gone It then an additional 5% processing fee will be added to your invoice to process checks. I signed credit applications still must be signed.