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Lindy Sanderson
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We called to have two large pine trees removed since they were in the way of where we needed to put our fence. We are slackers and always wait until the last minute to do anything so of course, we tried to find someone that could take these out quickly as we needed it done ASAP. These guys came out the same day I called and were able to get them out the next day. I was so impressed by how nice and professional they are, it’s nearly impossible to get anyone to come out and/or follow up with anything so it was extremely refreshing that they did both without me having to call and ask what the hold up was. I will forever use this company for future needs. Thank you again!!

Michael Helms
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I began using Driscoll Tree Service back in 2021 and was so impressed with their knowledge and quality of work, I have only hired Driscoll Tree Service since!  Just a few weeks ago, my large oak tree needed a trim and once again it was a great job!!

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Will Pruning a Diseased Tree Help It Survive?

Detecting signs of deterioration in your trees can be quite frustrating, especially if irreversible. Luckily, scheduling routine maintenance inspections with a professional tree care company helps detect trivial signs of infection or infestation before it takes a toll on the trees’ overall well-being. The benefits of pruning exceed esthetic appeal, as it promotes optimal health by getting rid of damaged limbs before the tree develops a disease. Do you suspect you have a damaged tree on your premises? Consult Driscoll Tree Service, the leading tree service that provides a comprehensive assessment.

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The Difference Between Damaged, Diseased and Dead

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Like most living things, trees are constantly assaulted by viruses, bacteria, insects and fungi. Although trees are covered with bark that protects the living cells from intruders, wounds create a way for infection, which weakens or kills the living cells. To prevent diseases from gaining a foothold, you must prune them before the issue gets out of hand.

An experienced tree service provider targets and removes damaged limbs that act as disease access points. We believe that removing damaged, dead and diseased tissue helps maintain healthy and robust trees. As an experienced tree care company, we recommend minimal and basic cuts when pruning damaged limbs and crossed branches, which can become vectors of diseases.

Dead Wood

Severely damaged tissue that can’t be salvaged is considered to be dead. However, it would help if you did not confuse dead for dormancy since all the wood may appear dead in winter. Most perennials turn brown and dry when they die, and detecting signs of deterioration early can help mitigate further damage. If you detect the absence of leaves, hollow wood, lack of buds and missing bark, you must get rid of the affected limbs before the entire tree is compromised.

Damaged Wood

The reality is that dead tissue is often associated with partial tree death. Although the limb may still function as a living unit and is still leafy, the damage sustained internally or externally cause the tree to decline. Failure to address the issue in its early stages can interrupt the architecture feeding and supporting the tree. The best solution is to hire a tree care company in Snellville to remove the damaged branches or limbs, allowing new and stronger growth.

Diseased Wood

Diseases attack trees in many forms, such as fungi, bacteria and viruses. If a disease reaches the point it is easily detected, it is less likely to recover, hence the need to schedule regular checks with a trusted tree service to detect signs of decline early. Unlike broken or dead wood, diseased trees have a living inoculant that can still cause reinfection even after it is pruned. These may be fungus spores, insect eggs or bacteria.

Diseased trees should be pruned and regularly checked to ensure there are no traces of the disease. Failing to take action in the early stages of infection diminishes the chances of treatment and may result in tree death. Contact us at Driscoll Tree Service and schedule a consultation with our tree care experts to enjoy quality services at competitive market rates.

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