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Tree Root Problems

Trees are more than towering structures of bark and leaves; their roots play a crucial role in their overall health and vitality. Tree roots serve several vital functions, including extracting nutrients and water from the soil, storing food, and anchoring the tree securely to the ground. However, when a tree’s root system suffers damage, it can lead to a steady decline in its health, eventually becoming a safety hazard. If you suspect a problem with your tree, consult a professional tree care company. At the Driscoll Tree Service, we leverage extensive expertise and proven strategies to inspect, diagnose, and address root problems before things get out of hand. Here are common signs of tree root damage and how to identify them early to prevent further deterioration and costly tree removal emergencies.


Fungal Fruiting Bodies

One of the first visible signs of tree root damage is fungal fruiting bodies near the tree’s base. These are often referred to as “mushrooms” or “toadstools.” While mushrooms might seem harmless or even picturesque, they are a clear sign of underlying issues with a tree’s roots.

Fungal fruiting bodies show that the tree’s root system may decay, allowing fungi to thrive on the decaying organic matter. As the fungi break down the wood, they compromise the structural integrity of the roots. When you spot these growths around the base of a tree, call a tree service immediately.

Leaf Scorch

Leaf scorch is another noticeable sign of potential root damage. This condition occurs when the tree’s roots cannot supply sufficient water to the leaves. This causes the edges of the leaves to turn brown or appear burnt. Leaf scorch can affect the overall aesthetics of the tree, causing the decline of the entire tree.

Schedule routine inspections with a reputable tree care company to detect leaf scorch early. Arborists can see telltale signs like brown or crispy leaf edges, which often start at the tips and work their way inward. Early intervention, such as proper irrigation, can prevent this issue and further root damage.

Branch Dieback

When a tree’s root system is compromised, it may struggle to support its branches with essential nutrients and water. Branch dieback is a symptom of this struggle. It involves the gradual death of branches, starting from the tips and moving toward the trunk. You might notice that some branches lose their leaves, wither, or develop a lackluster appearance.

Branch dieback can occur in isolated areas or affect the entire tree, depending on the extent of root damage. Once you notice branch dieback, hire reliable arborists to improve the tree’s overall health and appearance.

Yellow Leaves


Yellowing leaves can show various tree health issues, including root damage. When the root system is compromised, it can lead to poor nutrient uptake, resulting in leaves that turn yellow instead of their healthy green color.

To identify this issue, closely inspect the tree’s foliage. If you notice a general yellowing of leaves, especially unrelated to seasonal changes, it’s essential to consult a trusted tree service. Soil testing and fertilization can help address nutrient deficiencies caused by root damage.

A tree’s roots are its lifeline, providing vital support and sustenance. Recognizing the signs of root damage early is crucial to preserving the health and longevity of your trees. If you observe these signs of deterioration, contact the Driscoll Tree Service. Our certified arborists can diagnose the root problem and determine the best action to ensure optimal health and prevent costly tree removal projects.

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