I Have A Lot Of Mistletoe In My Trees. What Is Mistletoe?
Although mistletoe makes its own nutrients from the photosynthesis process, it grows into the wood of the tree that it infests and draws the minerals and water from the tree. For many centuries, it has been associated with pleasant English traditions that represent romance and peace. For the tree that’s been infested with mistletoe, there’s nothing pleasant about it!
Some Of My Trees With Mistletoe Don’t Look Good Is Mistletoe Bad For A Tree?
If you have the mistletoe professionally removed in the beginning stages of infestation, a small amount of mistletoe will not harm the tree in its own right. Without professional tree mistletoe removal, it will continue to spread through the tree that it’s infested. Mistletoe will spread so rapidly through all of the trees on your outdoor residential grounds that if you don’t address this problem as soon as you notice it, you’re in for a severe mistletoe infestation! Considering that mistletoe is spread by birds, you need to act fast and contact an experienced tree company!
What Causes Mistletoe In My Trees
Mistletoe is spread by birds who enjoy feeding on the mistletoe. You can understand why mistletoe is spread so quickly! Once the seed is deposited by the birds onto tree branches, mistletoe is there to stay unless you have it removed right away!
Can Mistletoe Kill My Tree?
Yes! Mistletoe is an unsightly tree nuisance and affects the tree’s health in a negative way. It will stay on your tree, continue growing and siphon the nutrients and water from the tree. This will leave your tree in a stressed, weakened state. Trees that are weak are vulnerable to infection from other tree diseases and infestation from insect pests. If you don’t address this situation quickly, mistletoe will cause branches to fall and dead branches throughout the tree. Ultimately, your tree will be destroyed. Trees that have been subjected to extreme weather conditions, as we have here in Southlake, Texas, are even more at risk. It’s imperative that you contact a tree care specialist!
Can I Remove It Myself?
We don’t recommend this! Don’t risk your personal safety and don’t hire an unskilled laborer! Mistletoe often grows towards the top of large trees. Why, you ask? The birds fly and take the seed there! Your safety must come first! Always contact a tree care specialist when you notice that mistletoe is growing in your trees.
What Should I Do To Get Rid Of The Mistletoe?
Don’t ignore the mistletoe infestation and wait until it becomes a big problem! The earlier that you address this issue and have mistletoe professionally removed, the least damage will be done to your valuable trees. A professional tree company, as we are, will have highly-skilled tree experts with many years of Texas tree service industry experience. The safety of you, your residence, and all of those within your vicinity must be top priority! Contact the best arborist in Southlake, Texas!
Our entire team of tree care specialists, our ISA certified arborist, and our highly-skilled tree expert are licensed, bonded, and insured. We wear company uniforms while we’re on your residential grounds for your easy identification. Our company uses the finest quality roping, cables, scaffolds, and support structures and our removal equipment is state-of-the-art and well-maintained. Safety protocols are of key importance! Don’t you want the best tree expert working for you? Of course, you do! Give us a call and we’ll make certain that mistletoe is removed from your prized trees and that your safety is never jeopardized!