How do I know when my tree is sick?

 

Trees provide great value to your landscape through shade and wildlife attribution. But what happens when your tree begins losing its benefits? Just like us, trees over time can develop sicknesses that leave it struggling to hold on its last branch. That is why its extremely important to understand the health of your landscape as it ages so you can be prepared on how you can bring it back to life.

 

Here are a few warning signs you should look out for as your tree begins to feel sick.

Sign #1: The tree begins developing a dark brownish texture around the bark and roots.

Sign #2: The bark begins cracking leaving the tree to look brittle.

Sign #3: The frequently falling of dead branches and deadwood around the tree.

Sign #4: Sudden or gradual tree displacement.

 

If you notice any of the following signs, please contact a nearby arborist company so you can discuss your options on saving your trees. If this sounds like its not a viable option, we do have some tips that can be applied to help.

Tip #1: Make sure to water your trees during droughts.

Tip #2: Prune your trees to ensure that any attached dead branches are not draining the nutrients out from the roots.

Tip #3: Hand Trim your exposed roots is your best option compared to using a lawnmower which if not used correctly may damage the overall skeletal structure of the tree.