3 Signs Your Trees Need Professionals
Trees are important for your landscape design. Not only do they enhance its look, but they can also add value. Unfortunately, if you are not caring for your trees properly, your landscape design will struggle greatly. Thankfully, help is available if your trees are in distress. Here are a few surefire signs you should hire professional help to maintain your trees.
No Spring Growth
One of the first signs you should consult professionals is if your trees are not showing any new growth in the spring. Even though some trees are not their best until summer, there should be some new growth that develops in the spring season as the tree goes from dormant in the winter to the new, slightly warmer season.
Consider hiring a professional to determine why the tree is not showing new growth. In many cases, a simple application of fertilizer to the tree will help it not only grow, but also thrive.
Visible Formation of Fungus
Most people are surprised to learn how dangerous fungus can be to a tree. If the tree is located in a shady area of your yard or there is a heavy amount of moisture in and around the tree, it will most likely become infected with a fungus.
Signs of fungus include the growth of mushrooms on the trunk or the soil surrounding the tree. In addition, the tree may develop a white or grey residue that forms on the trunk, branches, or foliage.
Tree professionals should prune off any affected areas and apply a fungicide to the tree. Pruning the tree to remove branches that are rubbing or connecting on one another can improve air flow through the tree, which reduces moisture and prevents fungal growth, as well.
If any areas of the tree's wood are starting to decay, professional assistance is crucial. Rotting or decaying wood is also caused by excess moisture or fungal growth. Unfortunately, decaying wood is also an indicator the fungal growth is affecting the trunk and roots, which will most likely require removing the tree.
Without removing the tree, it may start to break apart or even fall over completely. If the tree is located close to your home or driveway, a falling limb or full tree can cause an excessive amount of damage.
Help is available if you are unsure whether your trees are in distress or not. This guide will give you the signs you need to watch for in your landscape maintenance.