Sick Trees?

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sick treeMy Tree Looks Sick… Is Your Tree Sick?

Early warning signs:

  • Abnormal Discoloration
  • Deformed Growth
  • Dead Branches
  • Infestations

Causes can include:

  • Disease
  • Lack of nutrients
  • Too many nutrients
  • Over watering
  • Under watering
  • Insect infestation
  • Improper pruning/trimmig techniques
  • Construction activities

Cause For Major Concern:

If you don’t pay attention to your trees, you can lose them. Worse case scenario sick or dying trees can cause property damage or become life endangering. (As a result of falling on something or someone.) Furthermore you could be held responsible for damage or personal injury caused by a tree on your property.

Warning signs of potential structural instability include the following:

Cracks in the trunk or major limbs

Hollow & decayed areas

The presence of
dead wood

Mushrooms growing at the base of the tree. (Possible sign of decay!)

Other factors that could be contribute to structural instability include:

Trees that have been subjected to construction activities such as: trenching, digging, removing or adding soil. (Can cause root death.)

Storm damage and flooding can cause root damage and structural instability as well.

Remember treatment is less expensive than replacement!