Like all living things, trees are susceptible to disease. If left untreated, however, a tree can die or even infect nearby trees. While early detection is the key to controlling a situation before it spreads, common diseases are not always easy to identify.That’s why it’s important to contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care to help you detect and get control of a situation before it gets out of hand.
Identifying Common Diseases
The easiest way to identify common diseases is to spot obvious changes throughout a tree. Changes to the leaves are usually a good indication something is wrong.Things to look out for include dead or dying foliage, areas without leaves, variations in color and visual damage such as holes or spots. Changes in consistency, color, and missing bark can also indicate a problem.
Hazards of a Diseased Tree
Diseased trees can lose limbs or fall over completely making them a potential safety hazard. As an obvious risk to people and pets, hazardous trees can also damage homes, vehicles and structures. Even worse, a diseased tree that’s left untreated can infect other nearby trees. In severe cases, this can result in the loss of entire groves or a yard full of trees.
Preventative Tree Care
In most cases, a diseased tree can be treated or doctored by removing dead branches or diseased sections. In extreme cases, however, a tree may need to be removed entirely to preserve your safety and the health of nearby trees. When fungus or insect infestations are to blame, it can be harder to eradicate the problem. That’s why it’s important to contact a certified arborist if you suspect something is wrong for an early diagnosis.
Westcoast Tree Care
Consulting a tree care professional is the best course of action if you think you may have a diseased tree on your property. A certified arborist can evaluate your tree and determine the problem before suggesting the best way to resolve the issue. At Westcoast Tree Care, our certified arborist is highly trained to identify and treat diseased trees. Contact us at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote for any of our preventative tree care services.