Can A Diseased Tree Be Saved?
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Can A Diseased Tree Be Saved?

Trees get sick just like other living things do. Environmental stressors, pest infestation, and adverse weather conditions can cause trees to get sick.

Most tree owners do not recognize when a tree is diseased until it’s too late. Furthermore, if you’re not an arborist, it can be difficult to tell when a diseased tree can be saved and when it can’t.

When you have a diseased tree on your property, you may wonder if it can be saved. Once a tree becomes sick, it can die if you don't act quickly.

How to Save a Diseased Tree

First, you'll need to find out what's making your tree sick. Is it pest infestation, weather conditions, or a tree disease? In some cases, you may have to consult an arborist for proper guidance.

The next step is to remove around 30% of the tree’s foliage to give the tree a boost and implement a watering program. If overwatering is the problem, drain water away from that area.

Next, place enough mulch around the base of your tree and be careful not to add too much mulch as it can prevent roots from breathing properly, and the roots may begin to rot.

You may also need to apply the right amount of fertilizer to save a diseased tree, but this should come after testing the soil.

While it’s possible to save a diseased tree by implementing the strategies mentioned above, it will depend on what’s causing the disease. For instance, a diseased tree that has decayed on the inside or one with deep cracks and gaping slits that run up the bark can be difficult to restore.

Why It’s Important to Remove Diseased Trees That Cannot Be Saved

For diseased trees that cannot be saved, it’s best to have them removed from your property to avoid further damage and many other risks.

A decaying tree isn’t strong, which means it could fall over and cause serious injury or damage your property.  Besides, a decaying tree can attract pests to your lawn, some of which may find their way into your home.

Some tree diseases are contagious and can infect other healthy trees, making the need to remove some diseased trees so much greater. For instance, tree diseases such as Cankers and Oak Wilt can spread at a rate of 75 to 100 feet per year on average.

Removing a diseased tree that cannot be saved from your landscape is good for your home’s curb appeal and resale value. A diseased tree can potentially lower the resale value of your property. If you have diseased trees in your property and you’re considering listing your home for sale, it's best to have the trees removed from your property.

Contact Southern Star Stump for Stump Grinding and Stump Removal

Once you’ve removed diseased trees from your landscape, you’re left with tree stumps which can be an unsightly eyesore, a tripping hazard, and a home for rodents and vermins.

It’s best to have the stumps removed from your property to increase the safety of your property, improve the appearance of your landscape, and protect yourself against liability problems.

If you’re looking for a reputable company that offers reliable stump grinding and stump removal, you can count on Southern Star Stump to provide you with affordable services.