Identifying the onset of sickness in a tree will help you to prevent it from getting worse. However, most homeowners have a very poor idea of what to look for when checking for sickness in trees. Being diligent in checking to condition of your trees and learning the signs of a sick, diseased, or dying tree will help you to extend the life of your trees or remove a tree before it can cause damage or injury.


Nevada Tree Service in Henderson, Nevada has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with sick trees. Our team is prepared to identify a sick or dying tree and then provide you with affordable solutions to take care of it. In this post, we will look at four ways you can tell when a tree is sick providing you with a basic idea of what condition your trees are in.


Inspect The Bark


The condition of the tree bark can provide clear signs of the health of the tree and it is typically easy to notice any unhealthy signs. Take the time to carefully check the bark of the tree for fungus, spots that look damaged, cracks, or flaky brittle sections Fungus and carved out spots can be an indication of rot, while cracks canindicate a weakened and unstable tree. Healthy bark will usually feel pliable and soft, having almost the same coverage on the surface of the trunk. In contrast, you can easily identify a sick tree by inspecting whether the bark is flaky or brittle.


Root Issues


The roots provide another telltale sign of possible disease in a tree. If visible, inspect the tree’s rootschecking specifically to see if they are waterlogged, soggy or show signs of fungus growth. You may also be able to tell if a tree’s roots are damaged if the tree is noticeably slanted.


Check The Twigs And Branches


Checking the twigs and branches of your tree can also provide you with a clear sign of possible sickness. Are there bare branches, dead branches, or branches with dead leaves? This is a sure sign of a tree that is sick or diseased. You can also try breaking a twig off from a branch and then opening in to check the color of the inside. A bright green color indicates a healthy tree, while dull green color is a sign of a tree that is alive, but aging. However, if the inside of the twig is black or brown, it clearly indicates a dead branch.


Look At The Leaves


If you begin to notice that the leaves of the tree are dropping excessively, it should also be taken as a warning sign of sickness. Watch for trees that start losing leaves during summer or spring. You can also tell if a tree is sick if it has leaves that remain attached to the branches, but have shriveled in size or have become discolored.


Las Vegas Tree Care


Nevada Tree Service offers comprehensive tree service and tree care that can identify the health of a tree and then provide you the options needed to treat the tree if possible or remove the tree if needed. We also offer tree disease prevention to help ensure the health of any tree on your property.  Call us today at (702) 433-4700 for a free estimate or to schedule an appointment.


Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

Trees provide many benefits for a property including aesthetic appeal or shade, but there comes a time when it becomes safer to cut a tree down than to leave it. When a tree shows signs that it must be cut down, it is extremely important for homeowners to act quickly and responsibly to ensure that it is removed an accident or hazardous situation can result. Failing to remove a tree can end in costly damage to property or, worse, in injury to yourself or those you love most.


At Nevada Tree Service, we understand the danger presented from trees that need to be cut down, which is why we highly recommend that you act quickly to avoid a dangerous situation. We offer professional Las Vegas tree removal in which our team of professionals will safely and effectively cut down the tree or trees necessary. The following are important signs to watch for if you suspect that a tree on your property may need to be cut down.




A diseased tree can be very dangerous as it presents a greater risk of falling. Disease in the tree can be identified through a number of indications. Among the first signs of disease to check foris the color and condition of its leaves. If the color of the leaves has taken a yellowish or discolored tone, hasstrange nodules, and shows little to no veins, your tree is very likely diseased. Another clear indication of disease in a tree is branches that are weak or trees with branches that seem to fall off frequently. A diseased tree is also prone to have roots, trunk, or branches that are rotting. Diseased trees may also become overtaken with pests such as insects, rodents, scorpions or worms.


Infected With Fungus


Check your tree thoroughly for any fungus growth on the trunk or at the roots. Mushroom growth at the base of tree or even on the trunk is an obvious sign that certain regions of the tree have been infected with fungus and have already started to rot. If you notice widespread fungal growth, then it is highly recommended that you cut down the tree immediately.


Hazardous Branches Or Horizontal Roots


If there are branches overhanging over your home or other structures on your property, you may be forced to cut down the tree as a long-term solution to protect your house or prevent costly repairs. This is especially true if there are too many branches or if the tree itself is permanently slanted in a way that will surely result in branches that will end up growing over your If this is the case, cutting down the branches will only be a temporary solution as they will continually grow back. In contrast, cutting the tree down will ensure that you get preventoverhanging branches from becoming a problem.


Overgrown roots or those growing horizontally can result in damages to property, landscaping, sprinkler systems, plumbing, or even sewer lines. Overgrown roots can also compromise the strength and stability of the tree making it crucial to act quickly in having the tree cut down.


Wrong Type Of Tree


It is extremely important to be sure that all trees planted on your property are compatible with the soil and climate of the area. Trees that incorrectly planted will not grow to their full potential and will be more susceptible to disease or weakness. Cutting down a tree that doesn’t belong will be the best way to avoid potential problems or hazards in the future.


Las Vegas Tree Removal


Nevada Tree Service provides professional tree removal for Las Vegas, Henderson and surrounding areas. If you have a tree that you think may need to be cut down, call us today at (702) 433-4700. We not only have the knowledge to be able to inspect the tree to be sure, but we also have the experience and tools needed to safely and effectively cut it down.


Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700