What are the signs of a healthy tree?

Healthy trees have dense bark, strong branches and many vibrant leaves. Regularly inspect for bare spots, excessive dead branches and signs of tree diseases. Keep trees healthy with proper pruning, mulching, watering and fertilizing. The best thing you can do to save a dying tree is to call a certified arborist.

A good indicator of good tree health is the appearance of the leaves. Make sure the leaves on the tree have the right shade of color for the season. In most deciduous trees, this means green leaves in spring and summer, and yellow, orange, or red leaves in autumn. In evergreen trees, green needles all year round are a healthy sign.

In addition to creating a straight appearance, a main central trunk adds strength and stability to the tree structure. If the tree is evergreen, look for sections without leaves throughout the year. Otherwise, there is no need to worry about a deciduous tree until the leaves have appeared in spring. Bare spots can be caused by nutrients not reaching branches, improper pruning, or pesticide damage.

In the same way, the bark of a tree must be strong, not brittle or brittle. The bark that remains strong on the trunk of the tree is a sign that your tree is in good health. The strong bark does not crumble and is free of moss and mold. If your trees do not have a strong central leader and it splits into several trunks, this is a sign of a weak or damaged tree.

If your trees show any signs of illness or deterioration, and the problem is more work than just pruning, contact the specialists at Elite Tree Care to see what can be done.

Donna Kaak
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