You may think that recognizing a dead tree is as easy as walking at the park, but it is not often the case. In some cases, a tree has been dead for months, but no one has even noticed. We all know the hazards that a dead tree can bring but how can we avoid these dangers if we don't even know our tree is dead? In this blog post, we will discuss a few of the signs that a tree is dead and should be removed by a professional.
A tree has many parts and to find out if the tree is dead, it is essential to look at these parts individually so you can confidently say it is dead and beyond recovery. You should call a certified arborist to help you inspect your tree for any signs of death and provide you with expert advice as to how you should handle the situation. Never assume that the tree is healthy just because the leaves are all in bloom. The problem may be in the trunk or root area; that is why it is best to seek help from someone who knows about these symptoms very well.
The strength of the tree comes from its roots and trunk. If you see any signs that the trunk of the tree is not in good shape, you should address it immediately. If you fail to take care of it early, it might become an even more serious problem in the future. Inspect your tree and look for split trunks or holes in the tree because these are signs that your tree is diseased or dead. Most often than not, if one tree is affected by this disease, other trees near it will be infected as well.
The fact that the trunk of your tree is diseased can mean other parts of the tree, such as branches, have also been affected. If the leaves of your tree are continually falling off from the branches, leaving them bare, then this can be a matter of concern. If you look closer to the branches, you might notice pests or insects infesting your tree causing it to rot. When these things are present in your trees, it is essential to call a professional tree trimming service to remove the affected branches to prevent them from impacting other branches. Removing a few dead branches can go a long way in keeping your tree healthy throughout its lifespan.
The bark of your tree may be telling signs of a dead tree regardless of the situation of the trunk. A soft and flexible bark is an indication of a healthy tree. However, if a tree cracks quickly and easily break off, or there are bare spots on your tree, this can be a tell-tale sign of a diseased tree.
If you see these signs or even just one of them, it is time to ask assistance from a qualified arborist to help you remove the dead tree.
The emerald ash borer was first discovered in the U.S. in 2002. It is a very hostile pest that feeds on wood. Having your tree maintained and inspected may help your tree fight the emerald ash borer infestation. You should inspect your trees and look for signs of infestation. Here are some ways you can do to prevent and treat the infestation.
There are some tell-tale signs of the presence of the emerald ash borer in your tree. Your tree professional may notice these signs:
If you see any of these signs, you should not wait long before you talk to a professional tree care service. Emerald ash borer can cause a tree it infested to die in three to five years of infestation.
Treatment and Prevention
Luckily, there are available pesticides that can treat and prevent the emerald ash borer from inspecting your tree. It can be applied annually to ensure bugs will not affect their ash trees. It can be very helpful if you have your tree inspected by the professional. By doing so, emerald ash borer can be prevented and treated early.
Emerald ash borer may spread through firewood. Unfortunately, a big part of North Carolina has been impacted by this pest; the state cannot be put in quarantine. Homeowners should be careful with transferring and traveling firewood and other kinds of wood products across different states and county. If infected firewood is moved to a new area, bugs will have an opportunity to spread from the firewood.
Hire Professional Tree Service
If your tree is infected with emerald ash borer pest, you have to do the right thing and that is to contact a professional tree service. You may not know what to do, so it will be of great help if you ask help from the experts.
Call Winston-Salem Tree Service for a free tree inspection to ensure your trees are affected by Emerald Ash Borers.