Trees are known for having a long life of growth and maturity. Trees are wind obstructers, fresh air makers, pollutant reducers, shade producers, and block us from the cold. In short, trees are an essential part of the daily activities of communities. But, trees also age and die as time goes by. Knowing whether they have a disease and what treatment is appropriate to their need is one step in maintaining its health and growth.
Sometimes treatment isn’t enough, and the only option is to completely remove the tree. The questions are, how can homeowners diagnose the symptoms of a dying tree? And, how can we know if it has to be cut down?
In this article, we will discuss the five main symptoms trees show when they are dying, and also, the reasons why some dead trees are needed to be removed from its place.
Signs of a Dying or Dead Tree
- Deceased Trees Attracts Pests – Ants and fungi are one of the present factors to indicate that a tree is about to die or is already dead inside. Take a closer look at the trees present on your property. If pests are present, look for other factors like the occurrence of poisonous mushrooms and other unhealthy species that are starting to take hold of your tree.
- Can Cause Decay to Other Plants – If a dying tree is close to other plants, the disease may spread like wildfire. You might notice your plants becoming withered or unhealthy looking and not maintaining its form and colour. A tree near to it may be dying. For example, powdery mildews can develop on the branches and trunks, where they lose their lush green colour and become yellow or lime green.
- Falling Branches – Dry and weak branches from dead trees may fall during extreme weather and cause casualties to communities. It is essential for homeowners to inspect the trees within their property to know if it is dying or dead to avoid accidents.
- Dying Trees Have Poor Unions – If your tree’s branches don’t look very attached to the tree, there is a problem. This can also be the cause of improper mulching or damages made by storms, which causes abnormal growth of branches to the tree.
- The Tree Completely Falls Away from its Roots – Decay and decomposition compromise the integrity of the tree. If a tree completely topples over, it is the best indication that is dead and should be removed from your property. Toppled trees are dangerous for the community, especially when it falls near where cars and people travel.
Should We Remove Dying and Deceased Trees?
If the symptoms of a dying tree are accurate, homeowners should consider removing a diseased tree to eliminate future problems. To give you some further tips on how to handle the immediate removal of dead trees, here are some things to consider:
- If a tree is already dead contact a professional tree service to help you assess the situation.
- It is wise to use safety signs around the area where the tree is to avoid accidents.
- Don’t prolong the presence of a dead tree especially if it has already fallen to the ground.
- Inspect all the possible hazards that will affect your tree removal operations to keep yourself and the community far from harm.
Proper tree removal is done with full regard to the importance of local environmental regulations and nearby properties to ensure safe and professional operations. After considering all the symptoms of a dying or dead tree, it should be clear that a professional tree service operator is required.
Contact Millberry Tree Services today to learn more about our Tree Removal Services.