Trees are a natural and renewable resource that we can not live without. As long as any trees in your yard are not causing any problems, there should be no real cause for concern. However, a few homeowners in Maryland experience the troubles of invasive tree species all year round. There are a few different tree types to keep an eye out for, especially if you’re a new homeowner. Read on to learn about the few common invasive tree species, and give Harford Tree a call if you notice any causing issues on your property!
The Weeping Willow is a well-known and loved invasive tree species known for its extended, flowering branches that give it a majestic look. Although a weeping willow tree could give your yard an excellent feel, it is often a lot more pleasant when viewed in nature, as it can be challenging to maintain. This species is known for dropping a solid amount of branches and twigs all throughout the four seasons. Also, weeping willows attract gypsy moths and other diseases, like black canker disease.
The East Cottonwood or Poplar tree grows large and fast, which helps classify it as an official invasive species in Maryland. This species’ roots are quite prone to invading sewer systems, and because of the weak branch structure, they shed both leaves and twigs during the fall months, which creates a mess in front and back yards. Female Poplar trees produce a large quantity of fluffy seeds and shed them a lot, giving you more yard work to do on your off days. Nobody wants to do this, so make sure you keep an eye out for these invasive trees.
Silver Maple Trees
It is not uncommon for Silver Maple trees to be riddled with disease, as they’re prone to a number of diseases and fungi too. If its leaves aren’t raked often during the fall and instead left sitting on your lawn during the winter, the leaves can rot, and the fungus known as Anthracnose will then form. Diligent maintenance during the fall is required in order to keep these trees from becoming sick from any fungi. A certified tree specialist from Harford Tree will help you deal with this!
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
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