There are many reasons why people choose to plant trees on their property, which include to improve the appearance of the landscape and to provide shade. It's often necessary for homeowners to contact a tree service to trim their trees, care for diseased trees and to remove trees. We aren't affiliated with tree service professionals but we think homeowners should understand the importance of tree specialists and why their services are needed. We researched tree care and talked to professionals in the tree service industry to obtain the information we needed for this blog. As you read these articles, you'll learn when it's necessary to contact a tree service to maintain and care for your trees.
A mature tree in your yard is more than just a lovely sight; it provides myriad benefits. For example, it creates shade in the hot summer months and it's also a source of endless play for bored children. One of the best benefits is that a tree creates purer more breathable air by using sunlight to naturally convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and glucose through photosynthesis. But a towering mature tree can also be a danger if not cared for properly. Ailing and dying trees have been known to topple unexpectedly. You can avoid an unexpected tree disaster if you know some of the signs of dying or ailing tree and call in a tree care specialist before it happens.
The most obvious sign of a dead tree is a tree with no green leaves, but sometimes the signs are more subtle. For example, an ailing tree may continue to produce green leaves on most of its branches while other branches fail to ever bud. This process can begin slowly and you may not notice the problem until it's too late for the tree. So pay attention to the buds on the branches come spring and note a tree that's not fully budding.
It's quaint and charming to see a little fairy ring of mushrooms around the base of a tree, but it may be a bad omen for the tree. Mushrooms grow because of certain qualities of the soil or environment they're growing in and those are usually not the qualities needed for a healthy tree. You may see mushrooms growing in little clusters around the yard. If they're not near your trees, it's of no concern. It's when you see them growing on or around the tree that there could be a problem because they can be a sign of root rot and decay. That's when you'll need to call a tree care specialist to make sure.
Overtaken By Vine
Like mushrooms rings, it can also seem picturesque and charming when a vine grows up and around your tree. It looks like something out of a storybook, but the story may not end well for your tree. Not all vines are bad. Slow growing deciduous vines like clematis or crossvine will be ok. But dense vines like ivy, Japanese honeysuckle, kudzu, and some wisteria can crowd out the roots of the tree and trap moisture. If you already have existing vine, don't just tear it off. Consult a tree service because their experts will know how to remove it without causing damage.