Have you noticed any of these symptoms affecting your tree?
- Disheveled, discolored or dropping leaves
- Thin branches
- Branches that fall
- Fungus at the roots
- Decay in the trunk
- Bug infestations
If you have, there’s a very real possibility that your tree is nearing the end of its life. A dying tree is no joke. They can fall and cause tremendous amounts of property or bodily damage – yes, even the small ones.
Keeping trees healthy is the ideal alternative to having them removed outright, after they’ve developed a disease or near death. Continue reading to learn some easy tips to help you keep your trees from dying and posing a hazard to you, your family, guests or property.
Check for Ailing Trees
Every now and then, it’s wise to take a quick stroll throughout the property and get a visual of the trees on your land. You can’t address a diseased or dying tree if you never notice the affected tree in the first place, right?
Only Water Newer Trees
Over-watering can lead to plant death on its own, but it’s also entirely unnecessary to water a tree that’s been around for a long time. After some time, trees become acclimated to their weather and soil conditions, so they don’t need to be watered. Only newer trees need to be watered until they become adjusted to the land.
Avoid Parking Under Trees
Cars and other vehicles sitting on top of a tree’s roots can cause extensive root damage over time. The roots are the life source of any tree, so it’s important that you do everything possible to avoid inflicting harm onto them. Park in the garage or on the street if you must – just do not park under a tree!
Be Careful When Doing Yardwork
If you happen to cut your tree when trying to perform a different landscaping venture, this could leave the tree vulnerable to infection. Practice caution when doing yardwork around your trees.
Watch Out for Exposed Roots
Roots that are outwardly exposed are particularly vulnerable to the elements, a fact that can lead to root rot. This then affects the rest of the tree, potentially killing it.
A diseased or dying tree can be a tremendous liability for homeowners. Instead of waiting until a tree has died and have it removed, you should dedicate some time and focus to ensuring that your trees don’t end up in this position to begin with.
By following the advice outlined above, your trees are much more likely to have a long and healthy life – without the risk of falling onto your car or through the roof of your home. A tree removal after it’s fallen can be incredibly expensive, on top of the cost of damages, so it’s simply not worth it to wait.