One of the most common questions we get from homeowners when we come to their home deals with whether or not a tree is diseased. It is a great question because it is often times very hard to tell. Here are some ways that you can tell that something is wrong with your tree:
1) Dead or dying limbs. This is probably one of the most obvious signs. Sometimes certain parts of the tree will begin to die off. Sometimes it will be at the top of the tree and sometimes at the bottom. However, when you begin to see signs like this, you know that something is wrong. It is at this moment it is helpful to contact a tree removal company. They have the experience to help you combat against dying trees.
2) Insects. It is often helpful to keep an eye out for insects. Certain insects will eat away your leaves thus having negative effects on the tree long term.
3) Mushrooms growing at the bottom of trees. This is something we see a lot. We will find a tree that is dead with mushrooms at the bottom. If you see this happening, it is important that you get rid of them as fast as you can.
4) Finally, New growth at the bottom of the tree. Sometimes you will see new shoots beginning to sprout up. Although this seems like a great thing for more tree life to begin to appear, it actually is not good for the health of the tree. It can begin to compete against the other tree and thus take away food and energy from it.