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5 Signs That the Tree in Your Yard Is Diseased

Identifying Diseased Trees in Your Yard

We at Mr Tree Service of Fairfield, a local tree service company, knows that removing a diseased tree is one of the important things to maintaining your lawn that is why we will discuss the signs in identifying whether the tree in your yard is diseased.

Keeping up with lawn maintenance needs to include a watchful eye on your trees.  Because trees are alive, they can fall ill to different diseases.  The hope is to always catch the diseases in time so that you can keep your beautiful trees.

An ill tree does not only detract from its original beauty, but it can become hazardous to the people around it, the other trees and plants around it, and also to your property.

Listed are some ways you can see if your tree needs closer examination and attention.

1) Falling Leaves

We know that many trees lose their leaves in the fall.  This is natural.  However, it is not natural for a tree to start losing its leaves in large amounts in the spring or summer.  When the remaining leaves on the tree also become discolored and you notice that they are wilted while staying connected to the branch, these are all signs that your tree is diseased.

2) Falling Branches

Losing branches-including large branches-suddenly without having seen a pending problem can be a sign of disease in a tree.  There is something called Sudden Branch Drop Syndrome that is a possibility of your tree’s problem.  Aside from the syndrome, if you examine a fallen branch and can see that it is damaged, that is an indicator that your tree is diseased or infested.

3) Damaged Bark

Tree bark can help identify that a tree is diseased in a few different ways.  Peeling or missing tree bark can reveal that an animal has been chewing on the bark, or that disease or infestation has invaded the tree.  Your tree should not have scattered bald spots of missing bark either.

4) Mildew

When tree leaves have lost their natural color and instead take on a powdery white color, this indicates that your tree has an infestation of mold called Powdery Mildew.  While most healthy trees can withstand this particular problem, it is a problem that will spread to your other plants and trees.

5) Root Problems

If you notice wet soil around the base of your tree, it is an indicator that the tree has root damage.  Lawnmowers and vehicles can cause damage to the base of a tree, which can then cause your tree to become wounded.

Fortunately, some problems that occur in trees have remedies that can help prolong their lives and give you more time to enjoy them with your landscaping.  The best chances of success you will have in keeping a diseased tree is to catch the problem right away.  Pay regular attention to your trees and any abnormal indicators that something is different with the tree.  

It is recommended to contact a professional tree service that can give you knowledgeable solutions and advice.