There are things that you want to check to know if it is a healthy tree. Mr. Tree Service of Fairfield, an expert tree service company, will discuss 4 things to look for.
How to Tell Your Trees Are Healthy
Just like any other living thing, the health of your plants and trees can change. You may be diligent about the care of your trees, but because of the natural elements around them, there is still the possibility that they can become sick.
While some of the signs of a sick tree are obvious, let’s take a look at the signs that indicate that the tree is healthy.
Has the Tree Grown in the Past Year?
Have you noticed growth in your tree from a year ago? Young trees can grow from seven to ten feet in a year, while the much older trees may only grown a foot and a half each year. Trees also grow wider each year because they add an additional ring of wood around the trunk every year. Noticing growth on your tree each year is a good sign that the tree is doing well.
How Do the Leaves Look?
When you want to examine the health of your trees, the leaves are great indicators of health or sickness. While you may not normally pay attention to healthy leaves because they are perfectly in their place and adding beauty to the landscape, you will often notice abnormalities in the leaves because they stand out from healthy leaves for several reasons.
If your leaves seem stunted in growth or are abnormally shaped, both of those signs are indicators of tree problems. If the color of the leaves turn golden while the rest of the trees surrounding it are still vibrant green, that is not normal and should be looked into.
Healthy leaves should be the right color during the right seasons, along with being normally shaped and sized. They should also be solid instead of having any forms of holes or punctures throughout them. Spotty, holey leaves can indicate insects or fungi issues and need to be treated.
Is Your Tree Wilting?
If your tree is standing tall with health, you won’t see signs of the leaves or branches being limp or droopy. The leaves will still have a firmness in them. If you notice that your leaves are wilting, your tree may need watered. Checking the soil under your tree can help you determine if it needs watered. Another problem could be that the tree is being overwatered, which also causes the trees to wilt. There are other problems that a tree may have if you notice wilting, and should be examined further to discover the cause.
How is the Trunk of Your Tree?
While you may see the bark on some trees shedding, it is good to know that this is natural in some trees. There will be another layer of bark underneath. However, if you see the bark shedding with no replacement bark underneath, or the wood beneath is black, the trees need to be examined. A healthy tree has a trunk that is free of cracks, holes, or growing fungi and mushrooms.