Trees add beauty and greenery to your lawn and garden, while also keeping the air fresh and clean. When you can identify the signs of tree disease, you’ll prevent diminished curb appeal and minimize safety hazards. Below are a few signs of illness and how to know when you need tree removal services.
A Guide to Identifying Tree Diseases
1. Fungal Growths
Inonotus dryadeus—also known as oak bracket—is a tree fungus that causes brown or black “shelves” to form on the trunk. Over time, these fungal growths soften the wood and weaken the tree’s structure, making it more likely to fall. Schedule tree removal services to prevent injuries and property damages.
2. Powdery Mildew
Powdery mildew consists of grayish or whitish patches on tree leaves. In addition to making your trees look unusual, this disease prevents healthy growth and may result in death, as it limits the nutrients leaves can receive. However, you likely don’t need tree removal. A tree service company can trim the affected branches and allow your foliage to recover.
3. Slime Flux
This issue causes a bacterial fluid to emit from tree leaves, bark, and branches. Sometimes, slime flux may pool around the trunk. Though cleansing the tree with disinfectant products may reduce unpleasant odors, there is no cure for this disease, which is why removal is the best option.
Armillaria causes tree leaves to turn yellow and brown long before autumn. This occurs due to excessive moisture absorption, resulting in root rot. Prevent affected trees from falling onto people or property by scheduling a removal appointment as soon as possible.
When you need assistance with diseased trees, contact Morehouse Logging LLC. They offer tree removal, trimming, and pruning to clients throughout Thornville, OH. Call (740) 501-0256 to get a quote on tree or stump removal and book an appointment. Visit them online to learn more about their tree services for commercial and residential properties.