MY TREE LOOKS LIKE IT MAY HAVE A DISEASE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
When a tree seems to be declining in health, it probably has a tree disease. The best way to be certain if your tree has a disease is to contact an experienced tree company right away. Don’t delay! Early treatment is essential, as it stops the tree from declining in health to the point that you can’t save your tree.
The arbor care company will have ISA certified arborists, tree doctors, and tree care specialists who are able to examine, analyze, and assess the health status of your tree. Experienced tree company experts have years of training and knowledge in the Texas tree service industry and adhere to the high standards of excellence that the International Society of Arboriculture is known for. When in question, always contact an experienced tree company!
ARE THERE WARNING SIGNS THAT I SHOULD LOOK FOR THAT HELP ME KNOW IF MY TREE HAS A DISEASE?
As with any ailment, different tree diseases will have different visible symptoms. The variety of your tree may manifest the symptoms differently from another variety.
There are some common signs that most trees will manifest when they’ve been infected by a tree disease. If you notice any of the following, it’s a definite cause for alarm.
A THINNING APPEARANCE AND CANOPY
Trees that have been infected by a serious tree disease will have a sparse, thinning appearance overall. A healthy tree will be lush and full and have a thick canopy with no bare areas.
DEAD BRANCHES AND BRANCHES FALLING
Extreme weather conditions, such as high winds and thunderstorms, may cause your tree’s branches to break; however, if you notice dead branches on your tree or see branches laying around it, your tree is most likely diseased.
PREMATURE LOSS OF LEAVES
Have you noticed that your tree is shedding its leaves excessively? Is it not even the normal time of the year for it to be losing its leaves? Premature defoliation indicates that your tree is, most likely, diseased. Contact a tree expert right away if you’re observing extreme leaf loss.
SPOTS OR INAPPROPRIATE COLOR LEAVES
Healthy trees have foliage that is blemish-free and consistent in color for its variety. If your tree’s leaves look like they’ve been burned, are yellowish or brownish in color, your tree is suffering from a tree disease. Contact an arborist that treats sick trees immediately.
WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF MY TREE?
Contact an experienced tree company and request an official diagnosis by a tree doctor. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important! There are many tree diseases that can destroy your tree if treatment is put off.
The sooner that you have your tree diagnosed and that treatment is administered then the disease won’t be able to progress and cause severe damage to your tree. Always remember that your trees are valuable assets that greatly increase your property value! Caring properly for your living investments is of prime importance!
WHAT CAN I DO TO KEEP MY TREES HEALTHY SO THEY DON’T GET A TREE DISEASE?
With their vast study and extensive experience in the Texas tree service industry, an experienced tree company has the knowledge and expertise that you need to advise and direct you regarding the following tree health care preventative measures.
Always contact an experienced tree company and request a meeting with a tree care specialist. The highly-trained tree expert and ISA certified arborist will explain to you the treatments that will keep your trees healthy and strong.
TREE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Wouldn’t you like to know the current status of your tree’s health? With a tree health assessment, the ISA certified arborist examines your tree thoroughly and completes a tree evaluation report for you. If your tree is vulnerable to infectious diseases then the arbor care expert will inform you of the needed care. The nutrients that the tree is lacking and needs to be strong and healthy will be determined by the tree expert.
DEEP ROOT FERTILIZATION
This important treatment is strongly recommended! The highly-trained tree expert injects under pressure the exact liquid nutrients and minerals that the tree requires directly into its root zone. Topical lawn fertilizer doesn’t feed your trees properly!
Soil aeration occurs from the injected oxygen and the issues that soil compaction can cause are eliminated. Trees that receive this health care treatment annually are 95% more disease-resistant and maintain a robust root structure.
Insect pests and tree diseases most often target trees that have been wounded and damaged. Accidental tree wounding can occur from construction projects, regular lawn maintenance, weed trimmers, and shovels. Always entrust the care of your outdoor grounds to a professional arbor care company. They’ll make certain that careless wounds won’t happen to your trees!
Many watering methods that are used, such as sprinklers, will leave excessive moisture on your tree’s foliage and on your outdoor habitat grounds. This damp environment invites destructive fungal diseases!
Controlled watering by soil drenching or soaker hoses directed and overseen by arbor care professionals will ensure that your trees receive the correct amount of water and that destructive tree diseases don’t occur.
REGULARLY-SCHEDULED TREE PRUNING
If your tree’s branches are overcrowded, they don’t receive adequate sunlight and there’s not sufficient airflow through their foliage. Regularly-scheduled tree pruning by a tree pruning service will correct and prevent these problems and aid in maintaining the health and vitality of your trees.