Warning Signs of Tree Decay You Shouldn’t Ignore

how to tell if a tree is dying

Trees play a vital role in our lives. They provide oxygen, shade, and beauty. They are also a major source of food for animals. In fact, the world’s forests are responsible for about 20% of the world’s oxygen supply. Since trees provide us with many benefits, they can also cause damage to your property if they fall on it or start to decay. So, for this reason, signs of decay should not be ignored.

Here are signs of disease, damage and decay that you shouldn’t ignore:

1. Dead or Dying Branches

Dead or dying tree branches are a sign that the tree is in decay and needs to be removed. They can also indicate other problems like disease, pests, or damage from storms. You should know when to remove the dead branch so you don’t risk damaging the health of your trees further by doing so.

If you see dead or dying tree branches, but they aren’t on your property, it’s not your responsibility to remove them. It’s usually the responsibility of local authorities to remove any dead trees on public property.

2. Can See Disease or Fungus

You should act quickly when you see decay on your trees, like rot and fungus, because it may be too late for the tree. If you don’t do anything about it now, the decaying trees will affect your whole neighborhood.

If you notice these signs on your own tree or any other tree in your neighborhood, then contact a professional for help immediately because there is no time to waste when it comes to saving trees from dying from rot and fungus.

3. Dry Bark on a Live Tree

Dry bark on a live tree is a sign of decay. It means that the tree’s roots are dying. The tree will eventually die, but it is important to take care of it while some leaves and branches are still left.

There are many signs, like the leaves turning yellow or brown, the bark becoming brittle, or the trunk splitting open. These signs indicate that the root system has died and that the tree is dying. Therefore, it is important to remove a dying tree as soon as possible because if not, it will die more quickly and cause more damage to the property around it.

4. Bark Flaking Off in Cold Weather

Bark flaking off trees in the winter is a sign of tree decay and should not be ignored. As the bark flakes off, it exposes the inner tissue of the tree to freezing temperatures which can cause serious damage.

The bark is a protective layer that keeps moisture in and cold out, so when it flakes off, it exposes the inner tissue of the tree to freezing temperatures which can cause serious damage. When this happens, you need to act quickly to save your dying tree by removing it from its current location or placing it in a warmer location where you can protect it from further damage.

Tree removal is typically the best way to handle it if you see these signs.

So, if you require support with the trees on your property, getting touch with Root Tree Service today.

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