How To Tell If A Tree Is Sick

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