Check for these Signs if your Tree is Sick Tree or Possibly Dying?
Unhealthy tree has a high chance of falling during a bad weather. These are the trees with diseases and rotting trees. Here are some other clues that look for indicating that the tree in your yard in indeed sick and dying. If you have spotted the signs or might not know what kind of tree disease your tree is having, call a tree service in your area to have a professional arborist help in healing your tree or removing it.
Signs of dying and unhealthy tree
You can have a visual inspection to know that your tree has a disease. If one part of a tree has reduced much of its leaves or the tree is lacking leaves all over unexpectedly, there is definitely something wrong with your tree. It is also true with soft spots and wounds. You should also look for signs of rot and fungus. Mushroom is a sign your tree is decaying its branches of trunk and if your tree has cracks and is showing structural problem like if the branches are splitting apart, this might be a sign that your tree has been eaten up by disease.
There is a so called “Three D’s” when doing your tree inspection. You should look for tissue of a tree that is damaged, dead and diseased. If you see these signs in your tree, you should call a professional to know more of the cause and to find a way on how to solve the problem or in most cases to remove the whole tree.
You can also do some test like twig inspection, seeing a green tissue means it is alive. You could also use your pruning shears in scratching its bark to inspect the wood. Seeing that the wood is brittle means that it is dead. But by checking with breaking the twig, you also need to consider checking its other parts.
When pruning your tree, you must have the knowledge in doing it correctly for leaving the tree open could lead to tree infection. When doing the twig test, you must then cut the branch cleanly to avoid the tree from attracting insects and diseases. If you are not sure how to do it properly, ask for a professional who has the knowledge and experience in dealing with these problems.
A tree is facing many natural threats like old age, disease infection and pest such as insects. In some areas with wet weather, fungus could be a problem and that it could spread as its spores is spread with the wind. It results in the discoloration of leaves and there might be defoliation also and this happen faster if the tree is stressed. This disease is only one of the many diseases that might attack your tree. If there were signs that you are not familiar with, consult a tee doctor which also known as professional arborist who has in depth knowledge in dealing with these diseases.