What to Do if You Think You Have a “Sick” Tree

May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018 Ryan McFadgen

What to Do if You Think You Have a “Sick” Tree

When a family member comes down with a cold, do you know what to do? Most people follow doctor’s orders with plenty of rest, fluids, and medication as needed. In the same way that we care for our bodies during sickness, it is also important to learn how to care for your trees when they are “sick.” A few simple steps can protect your trees and nurse them back to health when they are suffering from common issues.

Does Your Tree Need Help?

Your trees provide natural beauty and shade in the yard, creating a sanctuary that you can share with your family and friends. A well-kept yard is a perfect place to enjoy nature and soak in the beauty of the surroundings.

When you are enjoying the backyard, have you noticed that some of the trees don’t look so good? It is possible that your tree is “sick” and needs professional care to nurse the tree back to health.

Here are a few indications that your trees are “sick:”

  • Discolored leaves
  • Losing limbs
  • Evergreens shedding brown or red needles
  • Shedding bark
  • Bark beetles
  • Fungus on the trunk or limbs
  • Brittle leaves in the summer months
  • Insects nesting in the roots
  • Sightings of carpenter ants

The symptoms of a sick tree vary, depending on the type of tree that you have and the problem that needs to be addressed. It is a good idea to watch for all of these signs in case you notice that something seems to be unusual.

What to Do for a Sick Tree

Early treatment is always the best solution for any problem. So, don’t hesitate to call a tree expert if you suspect that something might be wrong with your tree. When you give us a call, we will inspect the tree and diagnose the problem. Then, we can provide recommendations to save the tree and minimize damage.

Just because your tree is sick, doesn’t mean that it is going to die. There are options to heal trees, but you need personal recommendations from an experienced tree care company. For more information, call E.L.M. Tree Care to learn how to boost the health of your trees: (951) 216-3650


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