Trees die. This may sound a little harsh, but dead trees on properties are more typical than you think.
The real question is: If a tree is dying, how to tell this is what’s happening?
The Way to Tell If Your Tree Is Dying
Here are some significant indicators of dead and dying trees so you can fix the problem immediately.
After all, a dead tree on your property won’t repair itself. And the longer you let it go, the dangerous things can get for your property and you. Dying trees need to be removed by a tree care company that specializes in safe tree removal.
Do you see vertical cracks on the tree? Terrible damage to the trunk of a tree can significantly affect the possibility of your tree’s survival. Besides any seams or cracks on the trunk, inspect the tree’s bark.
As a tree matures, old bark falls off and is replaced with a new layer of bark (the tree must be healthy). If new bark doesn’t develop and spots of smooth wood stay, this can be a sign your tree’s health is deteriorating.
What do the branches look like? One indicator of a dying tree is if there are bare branches during the season when they should be covered with leaves.
You should also be aware that if the branches are dead on a deciduous tree, the dead leaves will hang into the winter instead of falling to the ground as they should if the tree was healthy. If dead branches are just on one side of the tree, reach out to an arborist to get your tree inspected for root and trunk damage.
Since roots run very far underground, seeing if your tree’s roots are damaged isn’t as simple as it sounds. The vitality of your tree’s roots can be affected due to poor soil, a shallow root system, new construction, and extreme elements.
One accurate indicator of root damage is a visible lean to the tree. Also, there is a problem with the roots if you see little branches coming from the trunk at the bottom of the tree. There is not only a problem with the roots, but your tree is stressed as well.
Rochester Tree Service wants to help you care for the trees on your property. Trees are valuable resources and we want to provide interesting information to you!