Some dead trees are easy to spot. Usually they don’t have leaves, and little to no color. Other dead trees may be harder to identify, however, because they take longer to produce the overall in-your-face look of being dead. There are plenty of instances where homeowners are unable to spot a dead tree on their property or even the cause of death once they do find it. If you are wondering how to check the trees in your yard we have a few tips that may help. It’s also important to note that if you notice any of the signs listed below to give the tree care specialists at Five Star Tree Services a call for a quick evaluation.
Symptoms of a Sick Tree
The first thing to look for is symptoms that your tree may be in distress or already dead. Some of these are more obvious while others require a bit of detective work.
Dead Tree Trunk Symptoms
The tree trunk is where most of the root strength is derived. If you start to notice that there are problems with the trunk of your tree, chances are whatever is ailing your tree is pretty serious. Split trunks are a sure sign that the tree is suffering from a serious disease or that it may have already died. Spotting problems in the truck is another way to tell if the main problem with your tree has already spread to other areas.
Dead Tree Branch Symptoms
When a tree has a diseased trunk, it is very likely that the branches are also suffering from the same illness. Signs that your tree is sick manifest in the branches in different ways. If you notice that the leaves on your branches constantly fall out of season, it is a sure sign of illness. Trees that have bare branches out of season may already have died. A closer look at the branches will often reveal wood that is rotted, pest or even an active infestation. Any time you notice any of these problems, your first call should be to a local tree care company. The tree can be evaluated to see if it can be saved, or if the tree needs to be removed. In some cases, removing a few branches will save the tree and prevent the spread of infestations or disease.
Dead Tree Bark Symptoms
The bark covers the whole tree, and while many think only the bark on the trunk will show signs of disease, this is inaccurate. Tree bark is an easy way to tell if your tree is sick or even if it has already died when there are no signs showing on the trunk. New trees tend to have bark that is soft and flexible, which is an indication of good health. Infected or diseased trees however tend to crack and flake away. In some instances, there may be several bald spots on the tree bark itself.
How Five Star Tree Services Can Help
If you have taken note of one or more of these symptoms in your trees, give Five Star Tree Services a call for an evaluation. We will check your trees to see if they can be saved or schedule a removal if there is no way to treat them. To find out more about our dead-tree evaluation and Toronto Tree Removal Services, give us a call at (416) 990-3355.