While trees are proven to stand the test of time, they are not invincible. They can get diseases and eventually die of them. When a tree loses its vigor and beauty, a homeowner will grieve over it. How can we know if our trees are under stress? Is there a way to help the tree recover? If you are one of the many property owners who ask these questions, keep reading to find out the answers.
TREE STRESS SIGNS AND TREATMENT
Storm-damaged branches and limbs
If this is the case for your tree, pruning can do the trick. If your tree is relatively small and you can reach the damaged branch from the ground, you can do the job yourself. However, if you’re dealing with a tall tree, it is best to call a local tree service company to finish the job.
Cracks or Splits
Some splits are not a point of concern. But if the crack is significant and affects fifty percent of the tree, it may be best to remove it.
Some trees tend to lean gradually over time, and this should not be an issue. However, if the tree leans following a storm, it can indicate that the tree will fall at any given time. Let a certified arborist inspect the tree and tell you what to do next.
Growth of Fungi or Mushroom at the Base
Watch out for dangerous types of fungi at the base of your tree, such as honey fungus. If you are unaware of them, it is best to talk to a tree expert.