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Common symptoms of a sick tree

You have come to the right place if it’s symptoms of a sick tree that you are looking for.

Here is a list of the most prevalent symptoms of sick trees.

Not just an ugly sight to look at, a decaying tree can also be dangerous. Your landscaping, structures, cars and worst of all people can be hurt/damaged from falling limbs. A tree can be uprooted and land on a home during a storm with strong gusts of wind, and can cause serious injury and sometimes death. To avoid such extreme circumstances, a homeowner should be proactive with any trees on their property, and inspect any trees for sign of decay or infestation etc. Trunks, leaves, roots, branches and bark are all things that the experts recommend inspecting for these types of situations.

BARK- a sick tree has flaky bark that is brittle. A healthy tree should have bark that has a nice coat on the trunk surface, also it is a soft and pliable texture.

SYMPTOMS OF BRANCHES- falling branches, like falling leaves are a sign of a withering tree. A storm has potential to break off branches from a healthy tree, but a sick tree will have bare branch break off. On further inspection, rot damage and insects may be visible.

SYMPTOMS OF LEAVES– this is the first sign that a tree is sick, the will be a lot of leaves that will start dropping. Both coniferous and deciduous trees have their seasons when they drop their leaves. However a sickly tree, can suddenly lose a large amount of leaves during a peculiar season such as spring or summer. Another sign that leaves partake in, is when there are lifeless leaves that are still attached to a branch.

SYMPTOMS OF ROOTS- waterlogged, lawnmower cuts and heavy vehicles may all contribute to consistent root damage, and the whole tree may be at risk. Look out for things like fungus.

It’s crucial to locate and understand the different signs of a tree that isn’t healthy, to avoid any future damage caused to your property.

Contact us to learn about the costs involved in removing a sick tree from your property in the GTA.

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HOW TO SEARCH FOR SYMPTOMS

CHECK ROOTS: there are multiple things that could harm your trees roots, water, lawnmowers and even kids toys. The there is damage taken on by your trees roots, then the whole tree is at risk. Frequently check for damaged roots, and also for flooded roots.

LOOK AT THE LEAVES: if it isn’t the season that leaves fall off which is generally fall, and your tree is losing more than usual amounts of leaves, this isn’t normal and should be looked at more carefully as your tree may be ill. If they are attached however , and they are discoloured and sickly looking, that is also a sign that you may have a sick tree on your hands.

INSPECT THE BARK: when the bark is healthy, it generally is an indicator of a healthy tree. Bald spots along with a brittle texture are signs of an ill tree, whereas a healthy bark will be supple and flexible and has a wrapping texture

INSPECT THE BRANCHES: yes strong wind during storms can potentially rip off branches, however if branches start to falling off for no apparent reason and frequently. It’s a sign of a sick tree. Normally there are no leaves on these dead branches that fall off. Rot or insect damage are usually signs on these branches which is what explains the tree is sick.

CHECK THE TRUNK: of course massive cracks and crevices in trunks are not something you’d like to see, as it is a sign of a dying tree.

If when you examine the trees on your property, any of these symptoms are present. Then it is a likely scenario you have a sick tree on your property. You should be proactive in these situations to avoid dangerous tree toppling over onto your home, car or even worst family member. If you have a dying tree on your property and you would like to remove it, it’s recommended to call a professional can have a peace of mind. Here are 10 things you should before removing a tree.

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