Common Tree Issues
Dead trees. Because dead
trees do not sprout leaves, they are easily identified in the spring. A
dead tree should be removed promptly, especially if it is in an area
where it could create damage or injure someone if it fell. In fact,
dead tree removal is the most common tree service job.
Fungus or mushrooms. Fungus
or mushrooms growing on the tree or around the base of the tree are a
sign of decaying or rotting wood and/or roots. When a tree’s roots
decay or rot, the tree is dying. As the roots weaken, the tree loses
support and is more likely to fall or to break. If the problem is
identified early enough, a professional tree service may be able to
save the tree.
Dead branches. Dead branches
present a risk of falling, are unsightly, permit decay to enter the
tree, and serve no useful purpose to the tree.
Raised earth around the tree base. Raised or broken earth around the tree base may be a sign that the tree is starting to uproot and may fall in a strong storm.
Leaning trees. Sometimes trees will naturally start to lean. The more a tree leans, the more likely it is to fall in a storm.
Missing bark. Because bark
is the living portion of the tree, large areas of missing bark indicate
a sick tree. Additionally, exposed wood leads to insect infestation.