A sick or diseased tree is a tree that is suffering from some kind of disease, pest infestation, damage or environmental stress. This can result in a slow decline of tree health, or even death. And just like with people, sometimes it can be hard to tell when a tree is sick. Read this post to know what signs to look out for.

The leaves on your tree are changing colour

This is often one of the first signs of a diseased tree. If you see any yellowing, browning, or wilting of the leaves, it could be a sign of a nutrient deficiency, disease, or even pests.

If this should happen, don’t despair! There are plenty of things that you can do to treat your sickly tree and get it back to good health. However, it’s important to take action quickly so that the problem does not become worse over time.

There are changes in the bark of the tree

Cracks in the bark, missing bark, or spots and lesions on the bark can indicate tha diseased tree. Bark abnormalities can be caused by anything from weather damage to pests and diseases.

It is important to look over your trees – both the trunk and branches – regularly, as some symptoms are more visible than others. If you are unsure what the spots mean, it is best to consult with an expert or arborist who can help assess the condition of your tree.

The canopy of the tree is thinning

Thinning out of the branches or leaves can be a strong indication that the tree may not be healthy. You should also check for discolouration in parts of the tree or if certain areas are lacking leaves while others are overgrown and bushy.

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Your tree has a lot of dead branches

Dead branches are a sign that the tree isn’t getting the nutrients it needs and is no longer receiving vital energy and resources from the surrounding environment. Examining your tree’s foliage can help you detect any dead branches early on so you can take preventive measures before further damage occurs.

Your tree is growing slowly

Changes in growth can be caused by many different factors including poor nutrition, disease, pests, and stress.

Pay close attention to the growth of your trees and their immediate environment to detect any potential health problems early. A reliable indicator is often measuring the growth rate; is your tree growing at the same speed as it was in previous months? If you notice that suddenly it’s not growing with the same vigor, your tree could be sick.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to take action quickly. A sick tree can quickly become a hazard if it isn’t treated promptly. So if you think your tree might be sick, don’t hesitate to contact us today!