If you have a tree that has bare branches, upturned roots, and odd growths, then it may be sick and in need of professional treatment. It is important to recognize the signs of a sick or dying tree, so an experienced arborist can diagnose, treat, or remove the tree. Continue reading to learn how to tell if your tree is sick.
There are various types of bacteria that will grow on your tree when it is sick or dying. Common growths are different fungal species. However, you may also notice white mold on your trees or in the soil. These bacteria are clear signs that your tree is in danger. These different bacteria may have infiltrated your tree through infected soil, nearby infected plants, or a damaged limb. Consult with your landscaper if you notice any sort of growth on your tree.
Some trees have shallow root systems, such as acacias, mesquites, and eucalyptus trees. However, if you notice your tree has upturned or damaged roots, then it may be sick. It is not always the easiest symptom to notice—since tree roots are typically deep underground—but you can pay attention for nearby causes of potential root damage. If the tree has recently been uprooted due to a storm, or there is nearby construction, then the roots may be damaged. Another symptom of root distress occurs when the tree leans to one side.
Odd Leaf Growth
Another symptom of a sick tree may be bare branches or odd leaf growth. If your tree is bare during spring or summer, then it is likely under stress from sickness. Another sign of a dead or dying deciduous tree occurs when dead leaves fail to drop. If you notice any odd leaf growth, or lack of, then consult with your landscaper about treating your tree.
Caring for sick trees is our specialty at Complete Landscaping. We provide residential and commercial properties with comprehensive tree care, from initial planting to trunk removal in Tucson, AZ. If you have any questions about your trees, please call us at (520) 323-8918.