Trees in your yard provide not only beauty and welcomed shade on a hot afternoon, but they also provide a home and sanctuary for a variety of wildlife animals. Beautiful, thriving trees are a true benefit for any yard. It is important to keep them healthy and know what to look for in case of problems that may arise. Any tree can be affected by the elements of the weather, or by disease or pest infestation. Continue reading to learn more about ways to keep your trees healthy and thriving.
One simple way to ensure the health of your trees is to check the leaves regularly for color brilliance, shape, and normal size. Any variation in the foliage, especially if found in massive amounts, should be inspected further. Changing leaf color, shape, or size can be a signal that the tree is not receiving sufficient nutrients, or it may signal a disease or damage to the tree that needs to be identified. Once the problem is identified, then the correct form of treatment can be initiated. It may be necessary to call a professional who can evaluate the leaves and give you a clear diagnosis of the leaf variation.
Another visual aspect of the tree that you can easily test is to look closely at the tree bark. Depending on the type of tree, if the bark is typically a smooth surface, then it should remain a smooth surface. Check for troubled areas of flaky, peeling bark. Also, look for holes or cracks in the tree’s trunk. Signs of fungi are also symbols of problematic areas for a tree. Any opening in a tree’s bark can pose a threat of diseases or pests and should be addressed if a problem is suspected.
A healthy tree should not have any dead or loose branches dangling from it. If some are spotted, it is imperative that they are removed as soon as possible. Dead or broken branches are ideal places for pests or diseases to infest an otherwise healthy tree.
Are your trees growing every year and showing signs of healthy, vibrant leaves and stems? A healthy-looking tree is a positive sign that all is probably pretty good with it. Healthy trees will have strong, perky-looking branches and leaves, and will grow in size year after year. If you have a tree that looks stunted in growth, or has wimpy, wilted looking leaves, then it is a good idea to contact us about our tree and shrub care program.
Trees are an important feature of the landscape in your yard, and although they generally require little attention, they still do need some TLC. Glancing at your trees on a regular basis can ensure that problematic changes are spotted early; therefore, giving you ample time to figure out what is causing the change in status. Taking care of your trees proactively will help in providing them with a long life and healthy, thriving conditions. Mighty Green Lawn Care offers an effective tree and shrub care program to ensure your trees are getting the nutrients they need to thrive. Request an estimate today!