Is Your Tree Dying?
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Is Your Tree Dying?

There are many benefits to growing healthy trees. However, trees are susceptible to infections, infestations, and damage which cause death. As a homeowner, it is critical to regularly inspect your trees’ health, addressing minor issues before things get out of hand. Many tree-cutting or stump removal emergencies can be avoided if telltale signs of deterioration are diagnosed and treated early. With that in mind, routine inspections by a reputable tree service prevent safety hazards and maintain healthy trees. If you suspect a problem, Southern Star Stump can help. Here are noticeable signs your tree is dying.

Broken Sticks Around the Tree

A healthy tree has flexible twigs and branches, so if they easily break off, you need to hire an arborist for professional inspection and maintenance. While dry, broken sticks may not raise concerns, delaying care spreads the problem. Leverage our extensive industry knowledge and expertise to ensure your trees remain in tip-top shape year-long. We inspect and prune affected parts and address the underlying issue to prevent a recurrence.

The Bark is Shedding Off

Peeling or flaking bark is another noticeable sign of a dying tree. The bark acts like the skin on the human body, and shedding shows insufficient nutrients. Like most skin conditions, an underlying problem often causes a damaged bark. You can salvage the tree if you detect and treat the problem early, but severe bark loss may show severe damage or death. There are many causes of bark loss, including infections, pests, or damage by human activities. Our experts can recommend a viable solution to mitigate further damage to the tree and other surrounding plants.

Visible Rot or Fungus

Visible signs of fungus or decay are never good, and you need to act immediately. If the damage is done, it is difficult to salvage the tree, resulting in tree or stump removal in Johns Creek. Some treatments exist for fungus and rot, but consult a professional before DIY treatments to ensure a chance for survival. Even if you treat the fungus, but the tree is far gone, it can spread to other healthy trees in the yard.

Open Wounds

Trees are robust, but can die if wounds are not appropriately addressed. Whether it’s a wound from a pruning job or lightning, delaying care allows the sap to ooze, which attracts pests and diseases. In case of a severe infection or infestation following unattended wounds, removing the entire tree might be the best option. The last thing you want is the infection spreading to healthy trees on your property, compromising your loved one’s safety and well-being. If you’re going to get rid of a dead tree without experiencing yard damage, we recommend stump grinding to avoid digging trenches.

The list of signs is more comprehensive than the ones mentioned, but these can help you stay vigilant. Contact us at Southern Star Stump and schedule a consultation with our experts. We value trees and their benefits to your homestead and the environment, but we are the go-to service provider when it’s time for tree removal or stump grinding in Lilburn.