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Tree Trouble Signs: What to Watch For, When to Act

The trees are very essential to both your property and the environment we rely on. Beautiful trees are considered great assets in the ecosystem. However, if it begins to lose its beauty, you, as the owner, should know why.  

Tree Trouble Signs

It is very important to know when the tree needs pruning or if it is not going to survive. Dead, dying, diseased trees are safety dangers which can pose threats to your property, family and even you. Know few of these tree trouble signs in order for you to take immediate actions when the need arises.  

Look at the Needles and Leaves  

Do the leaves of your short-term trees fall at the peak of its growing season? Are they yellow and discolored? Are the needles turning brown, red or yellow and dropping on the ground? These are just some of the few signs that your tree is not getting appropriate nutrients. It might be a deficiency, with a tree that lacks in nitrogen, iron or even water; it could be something more extreme such as a disease which could affect the entire tree itself. Look closely to where the discoloration is from in order to know if it is just the branch that requires excision or something worse which could spread quickly.  

Aside from that, another sign that you could probably assess just by a casual glance out your window is the thickness of the leaves or the foliage. A discolored or thin crown (mass of branches that come off the primary trunk) is one sign that affects the tree as a whole. Branches that lose barks is also a sign that they are dead and need removing by a specialist.  

Evidence of Bugs Creating Tree Trouble  

The most perfect evidence for bug infiltrations are not exactly the bugs themselves but actually the holes they create when penetrating through your tree. Because they are only very small and just millimeters in diameter, the very small neatly-drilled holes are already signs that the tree is infested with bugs.   

Aside from those tiny holes created by the bugs, another sign of bug infestation is the frequent presence of woodpeckers. If you are always seeing woodpeckers on your trees, it is not because your trees have the best bugs; it is because your trees have lots of them, and the woodpeckers are not that good at taking care of those bugs for you.  

If you notice any signs of a bug infestation, contact a skilled and experienced arborist immediately. The answer to many bug infestations is simply pesticides. Even if it is already late for your tree, having to deal with the pests and bugs immediately could certainly save many nearby trees on your property.  

Inspecting the Trunk for Any Signs of Tree Trouble  

A sign of damage or disease on your tree is very obvious if you examine closely on the main trunk. Some may need a closer inspection in order to know that there is a problem in your tree such as the tiny insect holes. If you just give your tree time for a regular inspection, an early sign of tree problems will probably be taken into action. And, if you need a tree removal, make sure that you only trust the experts.