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After we moved into a new home, I realized that the trees out front needed some serious attention. They were overgrown, tired-looking, and a little dangerous, so I started working with professional arborists to have them trimmed. It was a lot of work, but before we knew it, things had really improved. By the time they were finished pruning the branches, the trees didn't block the view of our home and we really felt like they would bloom better in the spring. Check out this blog for more information that could help you to keep your trees happy and healthy.

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Healthy trees in your yard beautify your outdoor space and enhance your property's curb appeal. Infected trees can topple over when they are beyond saving. In addition, they may spread the disease to nearby plants when you don't get them the health care they need. If your plant is overly diseased, you should look into tree removal services. Here are the indicators of a diseased tree.

Massive Splits in The Trunk and Bark

Healing might happen automatically if your tree has minimal cracks in its trunk. However, massive splits could be an indicator of a sick tree. You should call an arborist to inspect your tree immediately. Cracks that extend to the bark may indicate a problem you cannot solve without removing the tree. Sometimes the holes affect the entire tree, weakening it. A weak tree is dangerous because it can break or become uprooted. 

Rotten Roots

Roots are vital in absorbing nutrients and water for your tree to thrive. When infected, they begin to rot away. Rotten root systems mean that your plant does not receive the nourishment it requires. The symptom typically indicates that a fungal infection has affected the tree to the core. If your roots are rotten, you might also notice yellowish leaves during the hot season. The ultimate option is to remove this tree from your yard.

Pest Invasion

Various pests can invade your tree when it's sick. Termites, for instance, may invade your diseased plant and eat it from the inside. Other vermin that can live in infected trees include beetles, moths, and caterpillars. Ash borers usually feed on the bark and may kill your tree within a short time. You might also spot wood wasps penetrating the tree and creating significant holes. Some of these pests get sawdust when they attack your tree. It would be prudent to hire an arborist to cut down such a tree.

Dropping Branches

Branches that begin to break might signify severe health issues within your tree. Decay and disease could lead to dropping branches in your yard. The worst part is that these branches could land on your property and cause damage. Additionally, branches might harm anyone passing near the tree, including the neighbors and pets. A professional can remove this tree to boost safety.

Those are the common symptoms that your tree is no longer healthy. Tree removal can help to prevent infection of other plants. An arborist can help inspect your tree and remove it accordingly.