Trees die, just as other organisms do, and will show some definite signs when they are dying or dead.
Your trees provide shade, beauty and character to your home and yard. The last thing you want is to cut down a treasured tree that doesn't need to be removed. But a sick tree can be a danger to both your house and your family.
If you suspect that one of your trees is sick or damaged, check to see if it displays any of the following indicators of a tree in trouble:
- Mushroom-type fungi growing at the base of the tree
- Sawdust along the trunk base or root zone
- Cracks in the trunk or major limbs
- Hollow or decayed areas
- Wilted or discolored leaves
- Insect damage
- Dead branches
- Man-made wounds
If you have a sick tree and want it removed, call a reputable insured company like Arbor Pro LLC, offering custom removal services that match your needs and budget. If you love your sick tree and want to know if it can be saved, we can still help. We have the technology and expertise to determine if your tree can be nursed back to health, or if it has to go.
Even if the tree can be saved, it's important to prune dead, diseased or damaged branches promptly. Not only can diseased branches cause further problems with the tree, a large falling branch can cause considerable damage in its own right.