Dealing With Damaged Or Sick Trees Around Your Home

Owning a home with trees nearby can offer some wonderful shade and provide a safe haven for birds and small animals in the area. However, if you have diseased trees around the property, you may need to deal with problems and remedies to ensure they are not endangering your home. 

Getting Tree Help

If you have trees that don't look healthy around your property, you may need to hire a tree service or an arborist to help you determine the best course of action. In some situations, diseased trees can be helped, but other times, they are too far gone to save, and removing them may be the only possibility. 

The arborist can tell a lot about the tree's health by looking at the bark, the leaves, and the canopy. If there is damage to the tree or rot that appears in the trunk or branches, the tree will most likely require removal. A canopy full of gaps and missing leaves can indicate health problems. Limbs that are cracked and sagging may indicate rot, and trees that are leaning abnormally may not have enough structure inside to support themselves.

If you can't find a local arborist to come and assess the trees on your property, most tree removal services will have one working for them or know where to find one. The tree service arborist is not always going to recommend taking a tree down, but they will know when it is best for the tree and the safety of you and your family.

Spreading Disease

Diseased trees may cause other trees around them to get sick and become problematic if they are not managed properly. If you have a sick tree that the arborist thinks can recover, make sure you ask if there is any chance that the trees around the diseased one will have the same issue. 

Most trees that rot and die do so because they are old, but there are some illnesses that can spread through plants and trees in specific areas. While some of these illnesses are specific to one type of tree, bush, or plant, it is essential to check the other plants and trees in the yard for any signs of problems. 

In some cases, the soil the tree is growing in does not have enough nutrients or water, so adding tree fertilizer and water may be all that is needed to turn the tree's health around. Taking the time to research the problem and talk to people who understand the trees and the requirements for keeping them healthy is often the best way to ensure that your trees stay healthy, strong, and safe for years to come. 

Contact a professional for more information about diseased trees