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6 Signs Your Trees Need Our Help

dead tree removal
Dying trees

1. Dead or dying branches

Here are six signs that you need to call us, let’s start with the most obvious. If you see any dead or dying branches on your trees, this is one of the most obvious reasons you need to call our tree surgeons. Dead branches can pose a serious safety hazard, as they can fall and cause property damage or injure people. One of our tree surgeons can assess the situation and determine whether the branch needs to be removed or not.

2. Sunken or leaning trees

The root plate around the tree is fundamental to the stability of the trunk, branches and leaves. The underground roots are the base that support everything above ground. You need to call if you notice any change in this, whether it is raised or sunken.

If you notice that your trees are starting to lean or sink, it’s a sign that they’re not healthy and need to be looked at by a tree surgeon. Leaning or sinking trees can be unstable and pose a safety hazard, so it’s important to have them checked out as soon as possible.

3. Overgrown foliage

It’s natural for a tree to grow and spread out over the years, however this may mean that it overgrows meaning that it won’t have the freedom of movement it needs to get the necessary nutrition for life.

If your trees are getting too big for their space, it’s time to call a arborist. As well as not being good for the tree itself, overgrown trees can also damage property, block sunlight, and cause other such problems. A tree surgeon will be able to trim back the trees and help them stay healthy.

4. Trees with damaged bark

Damaged bark is a sign that the tree is not healthy. Damage to the bark can have many causes such as pests, various different disease, or other problems. A trained arborist will be able to assess the situation and determine what needs to be done to help the tree recover. It is important to do this sooner rather then later so that your tree can have a speedy recovery.

Dead and brittle tree
Dead and brittle tree

5. Insect infestation

If you see any signs of disease on your trees, it’s a good idea to call a tree surgeon. Diseases can cause damage to the bark, leaves, and roots of trees. A tree surgeon will be able to assess the situation and determine what needs to be done to help the tree recover.

A lot of the previously mentioned problems can be caused by insects infesting the tree so preventing their invasion will be beneficial to your plant.

6. Storm damage

This one should be easy to spot – if your tree has been struck by lightening or blown by a hard gale, it’s important to call a tree surgeon. Storm damage can harm the bark, leaves, and roots of trees. A tree surgeon will assess the situation and determine what needs to happen, whether the tree will recover by itself or if any branch removal will be necessary to restore it to full health.

A tree which has been battered by storms can also be dangerous and cause injuries by unstable branches or roots which may have been dislodged during the high speed winds and rain.

If you’re interested in what tree surgeons do, or want to learn more about tree-care, check out the links below. Arb Association is a highly informative website on agriculture:

Or go to some of our other pages which help inform you on the best way to care for your tree.


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