How to Spot a Diseased Tree in Your Garden Area?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Landscape | Comments Off on How to Spot a Diseased Tree in Your Garden Area?

It can be heartbreaking to find the tree you grew with lots of efforts in aDiseased Tree diseased condition. A timely action or treatment can help treat the tree and keep it healthy for the years to come. But, for providing the timely treatment you will first have to spot a diseased tree. Here is a short guide to help you find a sick tree in your garden and take appropriate action.

A sick tree can be treated by pruning. Some trees, however, may require chemical treatment to get rid of any pesticides or infection. To know whether your tree is in need of any special care or treatment you will first have to spot the diseased tree.

Here are a few tips to spot a sick tree in your garden area.

  1. Analyze the Soil:
    The first step to spot any sick tree is examining its base. If the soil of the tree is raised or has insects on it then there is a high probability of the tree being sick. The insects may travel up the tree from soil eating up the stump and leaves of the tree. You should call in an arborist if you spot any insect or problem soil under your tree.
  2. Inspect the Bark:
    Bark plays an important role when it comes to spotting a healthy and diseased tree. You may have to call in professional arborists if the bark of the tree is infected or if the timber has splits, cracks, and unusual marking.
  3. Examining Limbs and Leaves:
    The limbs and leaves of the tree will show up an initial sign of any disease or problem. The leaves of the tree will roll up and decolorize and may even be infected with the insects. You may have to call in someone for pruning and trimming if the leaves and branches are infected.

These were some of the ways by which you can spot a sick tree in your garden area. Besides, having an idea about the types of tree diseases and their respective symptoms can help find a diseased tree. A timely diagnosis can further help treat the tree in a timely fashion.

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