If you have trees on your property, you may think of them as beautiful. Many property owners do not take the time to ensure that their trees are cared for properly. Some of them do not realize that it is possible for a diseased or dead tree to look healthy on the exterior. This means that it is possible for them to have problems in the future such as fallen trees or limbs, which can damage property and injure people. Trees can also wreak other havoc to properties when their roots invade sewer systems and foundations of buildings and homes. Some people opt for tree removal services when they encounter a problem with trees on their property. The following points will help you to understand diseased trees and why they need to be viewed as emergency situations:
If a parasitic infection of a tree is identified in a timely manner, it may be possible to get the tree treated. Professionals can use chemicals that will kill the parasites and not harm the tree. If you notice parasites such as tent worms on a tree on your property, treat it as an emergency because other trees may also be at risk for getting infected. Even if you do not see parasite activity on other trees, there may be parasitic larvae that are preparing to feed on other trees. Some parasites are plants. Mistletoe is an example of a parasitic plant that needs to be removed from trees when it is identified. It is considered parasitic because it extracts nutrients and water from trees to survive.
There are numerous bacterial infections that can negatively impact trees. Bacteria may be transferred easily between trees, which means that in a short length of time you could have several sick trees on your property. Bacteria are transferred easily due to the microscopic organisms traveling in rainwater and wind. Bacteria also replicate at an alarming rate, and a tree's health can get compromised in a short period of time. Examples of tree diseases that are caused by bacteria are a bacterial blight and powdery mildew on leaves.
A landscaping company is a good resource to use to determine the health of trees on your property. They may be able to treat some trees if they are diseased. However, some tree diseases and parasitic infestations may be too severe to treat. Tree removal may be the only safe option.
Contact a company like Arborcare Tree Service for more information and assistance.