3 Potential Reasons Why Your Tree Looks Unhealthy

16 March 2019
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Do you have a tree growing on your property that doesn't seem to be doing too well? Are you thinking about just cutting it down and starting over? Depending on the type of tree, simply cutting it down may not solve the issues that are at the heart of why your tree is looking under the weather in the first place. There are a number of reasons why your tree might be looking unhealthy, many of which can be remedied by a professional. Some things that may be wrong with your tree right now include the following.

Poor soil nutrition: Some soil is just naturally poor and not ideal for growing certain trees in. The tree may survive and even thrive temporarily only for the lack of some nutrients to suddenly take its toll. A professional tree service can send someone out to check the tree for various nutritional issues. If it turns out that this is the issue, they will be able to recommend a fertilizer that will help invigorate your tree and bring it back to its former glory. The results may not be instantaneous but they will likely appear faster than it would take an entirely new tree to get established in the same location.

Too many nutrients: Just as too few nutrients in the soil will be a bad thing, too many nutrients can also be bad. Just a little too much nitrogen, for instance, can make your tree grow faster and more vigorously, but this can have the side effect of making your tree look overgrown and it may have weakened wood as a result of the too-fast growth. Excessive nitrogen in the soil can actually burn your tree's roots and stunt its growth. A tree service professional will check for these things and let you know what needs to be done to correct the issue. This may include adding other nutrients to balance out the load, not fertilizing at all for a year or two, or simply trimming the tree back and allowing it to recover on its own.

Insects & disease: Even if your tree is affected by insect damage or some disease, this doesn't mean that all is lost. Depending on the disease or insects, there are a variety of treatments available that your tree service professional will be able to recommend. If the damage isn't too severe, it's highly likely that a tree that's been treated will be able to recover and go back to looking as healthy and as vibrant as it once did.

For more information, contact tree services like Hudson & Sons Tree Service.