Know the Signs of Tree Disease

Know the Signs of Tree Disease

The health of your tree will determine how well it can protect itself against pests and natural diseases. There are many problems that trees in Lafayette can face and trees in urban areas are the most susceptible to the spread of some nasty diseases. You must be able to identify if your tree is diseased. Sometimes there are some very clear signs that you can look for to determine if your tree is diseased. Other times you may need to call an experienced tree service arborist to take a look to see if your tree is diseased. Luckily in Lafayette, there are many native trees to the state which many arborists are familiar with and have experience inspecting.

 

Clear Signs of A Diseased Tree

A healthy tree will produce new growth every year on its trunk and its branches. You will need to inspect the progress yearly by measuring the distance between the current season’s buds and last year’s (looking at the scars on the branch can help greatly). The appropriate growth varies by species, so check with your local garden center or local tree arborist who may understand the specs for the type of tree that you have on your property. This is one very straight forward approach that will serve well for many residents and business owners with trees on their property.

Inspecting your tree on a routine basis is very important to ensure that a tree or multiple trees on your property are growing healthy. Unfortunately, when a tree is no longer growing at the pace that it should be growing more than likely you will want to ensure that the tree does not begin to rot from the inside out. One bad storm can be the catalyst leading to a tree potentially falling on your property and even damaging your property. Knowing the signs of tree decay is very important in order to deter from a bad situation happening. You must remain diligent in reviewing the damage of your tree or have a tree arborist assess the damage of your tree.

 

How To Inspect Your Tree

You will first need to determine what type of tree species you have. Various tree species respond differently to disease. Given that there are many maple trees in the state of Louisiana, in many instances residents will find that they may have a specific type of maple tree on their property. In some instances, different maple tree will require different approaches. More often than not, when a maple tree is diseased you will notice off coloring on the tree trunk that may look slightly green. You will also notice that the veins surrounding the tree trunk following up the tree will budge. This is a clear sign of a tree that may be diseased. In addition, you may begin to see the number branches each season that fall from your tree begin to increase. In combination, this in more situations indicates a dying tree.

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