3 signs that your tree is sick or dying
Your trees are part of your home. They offer shade, beauty and the peace of being surrounded by nature even in the most urban settings. But they don’t live forever.
The lifespan of a tree can vary, and there are definite signs that your tree may be sick or dying. Here are 3 things to look at:
- Leaves. Do the leaves look healthy and lush? Are they falling off when they should be at their peak? Is there a noticeable reduction in the number of leaves this season compared to last?
- Bark. You may not pay much attention to the bark on your trees, but you’ll definitely notice if it becomes brittle and starts to fall off. You might even notice the trunk beneath looking or feeling spongy or brittle.
- Branches. Do the branches that once reached high and strong into the sky seems to be weak and drooping? Does it look as if gravity is winning the battle? Has the slightest breeze caused a branch to crack or even break off?
There are many reasons that a tree may get sick or even die — disease, age, drought, insects — but many of the signs are the same. If you have questions or concerns about a tree in your yard, contact us and we’d be happy to take a look at it for you.