Healthy tree has an amazing ability to adapt and survive, it is designed to resist the harshest of elements. Trees are living, breathing things just like humans, and they can also get sick and die. Trees disease can take down even the strongest oak or redwood. A completely disease-free tree is rare because of the much microscopic organisms that live on trees in the root tissue and in the bark. But trees are strong and usually can co-exist with the pathogens.
Here are some indications that your trees have a disease or dying.
If you saw a fluid coming from your trees, maybe it have alcoholic slime flux. In common cases, lack of fluid that will pool around the base of the tree. This fluid may have a sour odor and leaves dark streaks down in a bark of tree. Most trees with alcoholic slime flux begin to produce fluid in spring and summer.
Peeling bark is another sign that your tree has a disease. The bark on your trees is important, because it keeps the tree healthy and protects the inner core of the trunk. If the bark on the trees starts to peel, the trees may not maintain the require nutrients and can be die. Always remember that most trees normally experience little amounts of peeling bark. Although, if you saw the larger pieces bark are falling from your tree, the best way to do is call a professional tree service for help.
The dead wood looks dry and lifeless and breaks very easily on trees. It is brittle and can’t flex in the wind like a healthy branch trees and it’s likely to break. For some reason, dead branches, also called widow makers it is must to be removed quickly because they can cause some danger or risk.
Weak Branch Unions
Weak branch unions are parts where branches aren’t properly attached to the tree. This happens when the two branches of trees grow closely together and bark grows between them. The bark isn’t as sturdy as wood, and it weakens the parts of the branches.
Poor Tree Architecture
Poor tree architecture means an unequal growth pattern, specify by lopsided or leans in a particular direction. This is mostly caused by years of damage from improper pruning or storms.
Light Brown Shelves
The Inonotus dryadeus is a fungus that can cause rotting diseases in trees. This fungus stunts branch growth as it infects your trees and it reaches the base of your trees and forms large, light brown shelves near the soil. The light brown shelves harden and turn black. Infected trees may fall soon after showing this kind of symptoms, so you must have remove the tree if you see signs of this fungus.
Another sign of tree disease is white, powdery mildew on the leaves. This powdery mildew can expand later in the season when the weather has reached high atmosphere levels. Beside with white mildew, you will likely notice a distortion of leaves and stunted tree growth. In the early symptoms, powdery mildew starts in small and have white spots. These spots will develop and eventually cover over leaf’s surface.
If you see any of these signs, the best way to do is call a professional tree service immediately. Diseased trees must be treated quickly or else the tree may die. Always leave disease treatment to professional tree service. If the wrong treatment is used, you probably could kill the tree.