The trees in your yard can add a tremendous amount of value to your property, but only if they are in healthy condition. A dead tree can present huge safety hazards to you and potentially cause permanent damage to your home. As a homeowner, it’s important that you are able to recognize the signs of a diseased or dying tree on your property.
A Large Amount of Debris on a Dead Tree
Particularly after a big storm, it’s normal to have a certain amount of branches, leaves, and other debris on the ground. This is not a sign of an issue with your tree, as the wind and rain can do damage to completely healthy plants. However, if you notice that your tree is shedding sticks all the time, even on days that are not windy, you might have a dead tree. A healthy tree should have branches and twigs that bend instead of immediately snapping, and a tree that is shedding is a red flag.
The Bark Is Shedding on the Dead Tree
Bark that is peeling, flaking, or falling off is a sign that it is not receiving the nutrition that it requires to grow. The condition of the bark on your tree is a good indicator of its overall health, so problems with it should be taken seriously. It is a good idea to contact a professional if you notice any irregularities with the bark on your tree, as this can lead to early intervention to prevent further damage.
Lilting to the Side
Unless your tree has been growing at an angle for years, a sudden tilt to the side is a major cause for concern. This can indicate that there are permanent issues at the root level. In some cases, you can temporarily brace the tree to mitigate additional damage. However, you will eventually have a dead tree that needs to be removed.
Leaves are a natural occurrence on healthy trees. As trees get diseases and die off, they will stop developing foliage. If you are concerned that you have a dead tree because of leaf issues, contact Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc. as soon as possible for a comprehensive evaluation.
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh and Middle River.
For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.