When it comes to caring for trees, it is essential to be able to determine if your tree is unhealthy. While trees can appear healthy on the outside, there are some tell–tale signs that indicate an unhealthy tree. By keeping an eye out for these signs, you can ensure that your tree stays healthy and strong.
What To Look For
The first sign of an unhealthy tree is an abundance of dead branches. Dead branches can be found throughout the tree and can be identified by their dull gray color. Dead branches should be trimmed away as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tree. Another sign of an unhealthy tree is discolored or wilted leaves. Leaves that are yellow or brown in color, or leaves that are wilted and drooping, are indicative of an unhealthy tree.
This could be caused by a lack of water or nutrient deficiencies, so it’s important to make sure the tree has enough water and fertilizer. Pests are another sign of an unhealthy tree. Pests such as aphids or borers can cause damage to the tree and should be removed as soon as possible. Additionally, if you see sawdust or small holes in the bark of the tree, this could be indicative of an infestation.
Finally, an unhealthy tree may have a weakened structure. If the tree is leaning, or if branches are breaking off easily, this could be a sign that the tree is unhealthy and needs to be evaluated. By keeping an eye out for these signs, you can ensure that your tree stays healthy and strong.
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to take action and address the problem as soon as possible. With the proper care and attention, you can help ensure that your tree stays healthy and vibrant for years to come. Contact Tree West of Florida today for consultation with our Certified Arborist’s.