Few things in this world have been able to survive for millions of years like trees have. Not only have they evolved to ward off disease, damage, and other challenges, trees have the unique ability to seal off areas of dead wood and disease. They also have the ability to defoliate to survive the effects of drought and bleed to cleanse themselves of harmful infestations. However, like all living things, trees eventually die. That’s why the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following top factors that lead to tree decline and death.
The environment in which a tree lives will factor its overall health and structural integrity. For example, a drought-sensitive tree that lives in a dry environment due to drought will likely perish from lack of water. Other poor environments include areas with poorly draining soil, salty soil, pollution, and more. Before you plant a tree on your property, it’s essential to understand the needs of its species compared to your local environment. While trees are known to adapt, it’s best to set them up for success from the very beginning.
Over the years, we’ve written about diseases to look out for when it comes to preventative tree care. These include butt-rot and root tree disease, heart rot disease, canker disease, sooty mold, leaf spot disease, and more that can all do major damage to trees. These diseases not only invade through a trees roots, leaves, and bark wounds, they can damage its vascular system if not properly treated or prevented. Furthermore, insects can also harm and spread disease to neighboring trees. That’s why it’s important to look out for insects such as the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, and pine beetles.
There are times when a tree becomes damaged to the point it doesn’t have the vitality to heal itself. When this happens, they become a welcome host to disease and insect infestation. In Northern Idaho’s climate, trees are forced to endure extreme weather changes. When heavy snow or ice weighs down a tree, it becomes susceptible to breakage. Flooding, on the other hand, can result in decreased root oxygen levels, essentially suffocating a tree. Last but not least, drought conditions can literally cause trees to die due to dehydration.
Many trees have the ability to live for hundreds of years. However, as we mentioned above, they will eventually die at some point. As trees age, it becomes harder for a tree to compartmentalize damage and disease to support itself. When this happens, a tree will slowly collapse under its own weight. It will then start to decompose and become nutrients for future trees and plants.
Dead Or Damaged Trees Are Dangerous
Trees provide us with a wide variety of benefits. However, having a dead or damaged tree on your property is potentially dangerous. Having it removed will not only boost your home’s aesthetic appeal, but it will also keep your family and neighbors safe.
Dead or Damaged Tree Hazards
- Injury or death
- Property damage
- Power line destruction
- Fire risk
- And more…
Simply put, failing to remove a dead tree from your property isn’t worth the risk. Instead, contact the certified arborists at Westcoast Tree Care to schedule a Salem tree removal service.
Northern Idaho Tree Removal
At Westcoast Tree Care, we provide Northern Idaho tree removal services for trees that are diseased, damaged, or dead. Our team is fully licensed, insured, and ISA certified to remove trees. We also work safely around potential hazards like power lines and prevent potential damage to nearby buildings and property below. Don’t let a dead, damaged or unsightly tree take away from the beauty of your home and property. Contact us today by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.