3 Tips for Troubleshooting Tree Problems

mushrooms- tree healthWith over a decade in the tree service industry, we have seen it all when it comes to tree issues, from minor problems that can be easily addressed to major issues that require a full tree removal. As we head into a new year, make sure you walk around your property and take a look at the trees.

Start by looking at the top of the tree, slowly scanning downward along the trunk and branches, and finally to the roots. If you see any of these issues, give us a call to get a free estimate on tree services in Gainesville.

Look for dead branches.

Dead branches are highly dangerous because they can fall without warning. Many homeowners assume that the tree will be fine at least until a big storm, but dead branches can be knocked loose by even slight disruptions, like a light breeze or a child playing in or on the tree. Falling branches are surprisingly heavy and can cause serious injury or death, so it’s best to have a tree company come out ASAP if you notice dead branches.

Check the growth patterns.

Ideally, trees of all species grow with a strong central trunk. A forked trunk is often a sign of a weak structure and can also put the tree at more risk of pest issues. Different species have different branch patterns, but most of the time branches should not overlap each other. If you notice branches that rub together, call us for professional tree pruning.

Examine the roots.

If you notice fungi growing around the base of a tree, you may be dealing with a case of root decay. This problem is particularly serious because a tree can look perfectly fine above ground, but suddenly fall over one day! Another root issue to look for is damage- cuts or wounds on exposed roots. This can open the tree up to disease. Either problem is good reason to call a tree service company to have your tree examined.

Usually the earlier we catch a problem, the easier it is to address. Contact us today to learn more about our Gainesville tree services!


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