What Are The Key Signs Of A Healthy Tree?

Let the Mr. Tree Service of Fairfield discuss how to check whether a tree is healthy or not.

Indicators of a Healthy Tree

When you look over your landscaping and soak in all of its beauty, it’s a great feeling to know the plants and trees are healthy.

While it’s easy to see if your plants and flowers are healthy, you not know the signs of a healthy tree.

Check out the list below to determine if your tree is doing well.

The Trunk is Firmly Planted and Has Intact Bark

It is a good sign if you cannot see the roots of your tree, as the roots should be underground.  Healthy trees are tightly grounded.

When you examine your trunk, look for holes, cracks, water sprouts (new stems and leaves that start to grow at the base of the tree) and mushrooms.  Healthy trees are lacking all of these things.  If you do find that your tree has a fungus growing on it, have it removed to avoid a growing problem.  You can have your trees sprayed annually to prevent future infections.

The Tree Has One Trunk

Trees with more than one trunk can become a hazard if their growth compares in size to the original trunk.  It can cause the tree to become unstable and split during a severe storm or strong winds.  Prune the extra trunk growth to continue keeping your tree in top health.

The Tree Grows Each Year

Healthy trees have noticeable growth from one year to the next.  This is a good sign that your tree is growing as it should.

The Foliage is Sufficient and Leaf Color is Good

Healthy trees produce a nice amount of foliage each year.  It should not be sparse and should fill out your tree nicely.

Additionally, the color of the leaves should be healthy, not discolored or changing colors prematurely.  The shapes and sizes of the leaves should not appear stunted.  These signs indicate that your tree is getting the proper nutrients it needs, and that is isn’t being infested or suffering from disease.

Strong Leaves

Healthy trees have vibrant, strong leaves.  They are great signs that your tree is receiving the nutrients it needs.  This indicates that your tree is getting the proper amount of nutrients from its fertilization, the correct amount of water it needs, and the right amount of exposure to the sun.

Dead and Broken Branches are Minimal

There will always be dead and broken branches that need to be pruned from your trees, but the amount should be minimal.  When removing the broken and dead branches, they aid in keeping insects at bay.

If your trees have passed the test and are healthy trees, congratulations!  Continue proper maintenance to keep all of your trees as healthy as possible.  

If some of your trees didn’t do so well with the listed signs above, learn the solutions to bring them to their optimal health.  Talking to a professional can guide you in knowing which remedies and actions you need to take.  His knowledge will take away any guesswork you may have.