Common Types Of Tree Damage That Homeowners Need Professionals To Address


The trees on your property will typically be hardy plants that require little in the way of care or maintenance. However, these durable plants can suffer problems that will require a residential tree care service to correct.

Outer Leaves And Branches Browning Or Shedding Leaves

An issue that you may easily notice with your tree can be the outer leaves starting to brown and fall off the plant. When this occurs during the spring or summer, it may indicate that there is a severe health problem for the tree. For example, some fungal infections or pest problems will begin to develop on the outer portion of the tree and then move inwards. Failing to act quickly when this problem is noticed can lead to these health problems being given the time needed to spread throughout much of the tree. This could result in extensive trimming or other drastic steps being taken to stop the spread of the problem.

Cracks In The Trunk Of The Tree

While the branches of the tree will be among the parts of the plant that are the most likely to suffer problems, the trunk can be another part of the tree that can experience substantial issues over the years. An example of this can be the formation of large and deep cracks in the trunk. This can often be the result of strong winds or even impacts from vehicles. When your tree develops a large crack in its trunk, a professional tree care service should be hired to assess it. In some cases, these cracks can be enough of a problem to potentially weaken the tree. Depending on the location and severity of the damage, the trunk may be reinforced to give the tree time to heal. When the damage is too severe or the tree is close to an important structure, it may not be a viable option due to the high risk of the tree collapsing before the trunk could have the time to heal.

Root Damage

The roots are another part of the tree that can be damaged. Excavation work is a common culprit for this problem as individuals may not be able to notice the presence of a tree root until it has already been severely damaged or cut through. Luckily, trees can recover from most types of root damage, but they may need to receive additional water to compensate for the reduced uptake from the root system. Also, the tree may need to have supports installed to stabilize it while the root system grows to compensate for the loss of the damaged roots.

For more information, contact a tree service.


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