Sometimes trees become ill. Trees get sick due to severe weather, pests, stress, pests, and more. The last thing you want in your yard is a dying tree. However, once a tree gets sick, it could die if you don’t take immediate action.

Trees are a vital part of our environment. A tree could increase your property value, shield your windows from harmful sunrays, or serve as protection from the wind.

Therefore, it is well worth your effort and time to save a sick tree. The good news is there are steps you can take to stop a sick tree from dying. Why pay for tree removal service if you don’t have to do so?


Pinpointing the Issue with a Dying Tree

There are specific signs you should look for when deciding if a tree is in peril of dying. Indicators include brittle limbs. A lack of leaves may also be a sign of trouble.

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Arborists say that detecting the precise cause of the issue could be problematic. Consulting with a tree professional is the first step to take. A tree care specialist has the skills and experience to diagnose and effectively treat tree issues. This expert could tell you your tree type and diseases that could make your tree sick. 

Try calling a tree professional as soon as you see your tree isn’t looking so hot. You have time to save it. 


Water Problems

Water problems are usually at fault when it comes to an ill tree. Though this is mostly true with young trees, older trees could be severely affected by too little or too much water.

Be sure the spot has good drainage where you want to plant the tree. If backed-up water is present, offer better drainage. Water under a tree could also be harmful to its health, particularly with a young tree. If the weather is dry and you don’t have time to perform tree care, set up an irrigation system with timers to water your garden. 


Be Careful with Mulch

Though useful when applied correctly, mulch could be damaging to trees. When putting mulch around the trunk of a tree, make sure it isn’t too thick. If you have a broad layer of mulch heaped around the tree’s base, spread it out so the roots can breathe. Doing so will stop pests, decay, fungi, bacteria, and a lot of other issues.


Fertilizing Correctly

Fertilizer is another yard care tool that could harm trees instead of aiding them. When putting lawn fertilizer around your landscape, try not to sprinkle it close to your tree. 

If you create your eco-green fertilizer, be sure that you aren’t using unhealthy plant resources as an ingredient. Before concluding that a sick tree needs fertilizer, examine the soil to be sure you are fixing the right issue. If you’re unsure, contact an arborist. 

Different tree varieties necessitate other methods. If you aren’t sure how to fertilize or maintain a healthy tree, talk with one of our tree professionals at Hudson Tree Service. You can discuss your options and create a plan to keep your trees looking and feeling good.