Industry News: Tree Health

Is the tree debris in your yard a nuisance or sign of a larger problem?

Thursday, December 20, 2018  
Posted by: Dana Walker

Debris falling from trees is usually normal and nothing more than a little bit of a nuisance.

 

But there are a few exceptions. Some cracks in trunks, dead limbs releasing, peeling and falling bark, and unseasonal leaf drop may indicate tree health problems.

How can we tell the difference? Examine the base of the plant. If the tree is too deep in the ground, the investigation is pretty much over. Trees with straight trunks at ground level, that look like telephone poles, fence posts or straws stuck in the ground, indicate that the tree is planted too deeply or the soil and/or mulch has been piled on.

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