This particular question is often the reason many customers call us. Perhaps you have just purchased a new home and want to be sure your investment doesn’t leave you with an unwelcome surprise. It may be that you’ve noticed a tree that just doesn’t seem to look as healthy as it should. Whatever the reason, here are some of the things that may indicate a potential problem:
A dead or dying tree top.
Many times, this is indicative of root problems with the tree.
Leaves or needles that are yellowing or off-color.
An unusual volume of dead limbs or branches.
A thin/sparse canopy.
Browning in canopy of greater than 30%.
Swelling at the buttress of tree.
Cracks in the trunk of the tree.
Woodpecker and/or sapsucker damage on trunk of tree.
Visible cavities of decay on the trunk of tree.
A tree that appears to be “tipping” or leaning.
Signs of roots pulling up from the ground.
Should you happen to notice one or more of these issues, give us a call. We can assist you in deciding if your tree is healthy or cause for concern.
~ Laura Graybill, manager
~ Rick Walsh, ISA Certified Arborist