Homeowners strive to have a gorgeous yard with stunning trees. However, routine care is essential to maintain optimal health and longevity. At Driscoll Tree Service, we aim to help you keep your trees in tip-top shape with regular inspections and annual pruning. Although trees are big and robust, they are susceptible to threats that can cause severe damage or premature death.
The best way to mitigate such scenarios is to hire a reputable tree care company. Our experienced arborists detect the slightest deterioration and recommend a viable solution. Here are things that can kill your beautiful trees.
If you have cherry or plum trees in your backyard, these species are prone to a fungus called "black knot." An infected tree, hence the name, develops black knots or bumps on the surface. Plum and cherry trees naturally have knots, but if some are dark, a certified tree service should check that portion of the tree. Fungus can spread to other parts of the tree if you don’t act, compromising your trees’ health and structural integrity. The black knot disease can affect other trees; one of the best ways to be sure is to work with a professional.
Powdery mildew affects all of your greenery, and trees are no exception. Common trees infected with the fungal disease include crepe myrtles and dogwoods. Regularly inspect the leaves for a white powder on the surface, and call a tree care company before it worsens. The powdery mildew fungus thrives in unpruned trees since there’s little air circulation through the leaves. You can remedy the problem by scheduling routine pruning and trimming services with an experienced tree service provider.
As the name suggests, oak leaf blister usually affect oak trees. When you overwater a poorly drained oak tree, blisters that look like lesions form on the leaves. These blisters have a light yellow pigment that’s almost white or yellowish-brown. If left unattended, the lesions can kill all the leaves, leaving behind a dying oak tree in your yard. While the disease may not raise any concerns initially, hire an arborist to address the problem before it gets out of hand.
Pine trees are among the most resistant and durable trees. Despite being hardy, they are easy targets for pine beetles which devour the bark and make it their home. Female pine beetles bore into the dinghy, creating nests where eggs are laid. The last thing you want is a full-blown infestation in your yard because you didn’t notice signs of tree damage. Look for white bumps of resin on your pine trees and have a tree care company assess the severity of the damage. In addition, severe bark damage creates a pathway for diseases, accelerating the rate of deterioration.
The list of things that can kill your trees is not limited to the ones mentioned. Contact us at Driscoll Tree Service to learn about tree care and maintenance. We inspect, detect, diagnose, and recommend a long-term solution to prevent a recurrence. Please schedule a consultation with our certified arborists to enjoy top-quality tree services at competitive market rates.
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