Signs Your Tree is Sick!

When you have a sick tree, it is important to call a certified arborist to help!

Trees are some of the most beautiful and beneficial things in your yard. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and provide great shade, but they help the environment by creating more oxygen. While trees are resilient, they can become sick. When a tree becomes stressed or weakened, trees are more susceptible to disease or insect infestation. There are many reasons for a tree to become stressed, including too much sunlight, not enough sunlight, lack of nutrients, soil compaction, injuries from pruning and weather conditions. Becoming aware that a tree is sick is a cause for action – get professional help quickly to save your tree!

 These conditions require attention:

  • Premature leaf defoliation
  • Discolored leaves before the fall season.
  • Shriveled leaves before the fall season.
  • Branches that do not have leaves or bark on them.
  • Branches that have fallen off a tree for no apparent reason.
  • Fungal growth on the bark and roots.
  • Holes, cracks, and dents on the tree trunk.
  • Soft feeling roots.

Sick Tree

What Causes a Tree To Die Suddenly?

The lifespan of a tree is varies depending on the species of the tree. However, trees can die quite suddenly for many reasons, not overnight but sudden as in a few weeks. Sick trees will always show symptoms before they die, but sometimes it is too late before anything can be done. There are many factors that can cause a tree to die early. Humans who accidentally cause damage to a tree from pruning can make the tree susceptible to disease and insect infestation. Other conditions for tree sickness include overwatering, not watering it enough, too much mulch, or insufficient soil. It is important to get help for your sick tree whenever you see the symptoms of a sick tree.

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How To Save a Dying Tree

The things that you can do to ensure your tree is in great shape is to use the right amount of fertilizer, do not overwater it, do not use too much mulch, and make sure that if you prune your tree, you do not injure it. In the greater San Francisco Bay Area, call Arborist Now at 415-310-7781. You will have access to a variety of services from certified, licensed, and insured arborists who offer yearly tree maintenance and well as diagnosis and treatment for sick trees.


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