Tree stress symptoms and signs

When you were out on your lawn, maybe you noticed something that was not normal? Possibly a barren branch that is normally bursting with foliage?It’s good to have these sorts of inspections periodically, as it is better for the tree the sooner you identify a problem. Being proactive is always better and more effective for treating any tree.

Read on to see if what you have noticed is a minor or a serious issue, and ways to treat the problem:

Post storm injured limbs or branches

When a storm rolls through and you are left with an injured branch, pruning is always the answer. Smaller branches that can be reached are possible to do on your own. However if it is a larger branch/limb, you should call TORONTO TREE REMOVAL. They have the expertise to remove these larger branch while maintaining safety for your home and themselves.

If you tree has cracks or splits

Major splits or cracks are reason to call a professional arborist, however if it is just minor, then a healthy tree should be able to heal on its own. When a crack covers over half of the tree, this is an indicator that it’s time to remove the tree.

When a tree leans

If there is a slight lean on the tree that happens over a period of time, it’s generally not cause for concern. However if there is a sudden lean on a tree after a storm for example, it could definitely be at risk of falling. Call a local arborist to have a look at it. They’ll usually have an inspection and fill you in on what you can do about it.

When the base of a tree has fungi growing on it

Though not all are harmful to trees, it is a good idea to find out what it is growing on the base of your tree, and acting accordingly.

No leaves on the tree

When a tree loses its leaves when its not supposed to, it is one of the clearest indicators that there is something that is stressing the tree. Leaves can fall off for multiple reasons. Take a look at your tree and then find out what the problem is and what you can do to help.

Pre-mature leaf drop

Normally this happens due to pests, disease, heat or water.

When the colour of leaves changes too early

If all the other trees around yours have green leaves, and yours is in full autumn colours. Your tree is stressed and needs to be looked at.

When a newly planted tree has brown and yellow wilting leaves

This is most likely due to transplant shock, usually there are ways to restore the trees health.

Summertime browned and sunburnt looking leaves

This is usually due to scorching from the heat of the summer. This isn’t a major issue, and can normally be dealt with quite successfully.

Brown and spotted leaves post a rainy season

This is definitely a fungus if it appears after a wet season, usually there are treatments, but some strain of fungi are devastating and will require the removal of the tree.

After a drought small yellow and brown leaves

This is definitely drought stress, trees need water more than anything, and when they are starved of it, then the symptoms mentioned above arise. Often times these symptoms won’t appear for a few years. There are proactive measures you can take. When trees go through drought however, it can significantly slash the lifespan of the tree.

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