Could You Benefit From a Tree Care Consultation in Dallas?

We think everyone can! If you care about the health and longevity of the trees on your Dallas property, you may want to consider getting a tree care consultation from our experts. You may have come across issues regarding your trees lately but haven’t been sure what they mean. Are those brown wilting leaves a sign your tree is dead? Do those white spots mean your tree is rotting?

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These are all valid concerns, and only a tree care professional can diagnose and treat them. Because you’re not trained and experienced arborists like we are, you may not notice vital clues as to the state of your trees, and you may not know what to do about those issues. This could lead to an unhealthy or dying tree.

Plus, if you misdiagnose something and mistreat it, you can do more harm than good. Here’s what could happen with a misdiagnosis and mistreatment.

What Happens When You Misdiagnose and Mistreat Tree Issues

When you misdiagnose and mistreat a tree problem, you could:

  • Worsen the problem
  • Create a whole new problem
  • Injure yourself or the tree
  • Waste your time
  • Waste your money

Those who are experts in arboriculture know the right solutions to a variety of tree problems, saving your tree — and your time and sanity!

Why You Need a Tree Care Consultation

There are many benefits to engaging in such a consultation:

  • You decide – We will recommend treatments – you decide which one fits in your budget. You may even decide to do nothing at all.
  • Budget management – When we give you a free quote with no hidden fees, you will know exactly what you need to budget for and when you need to pay.
  • No obligation – There’s no pressure to sign up for any of our services.
  • Answers to your questions – Consultations allow you to ask questions and get answers from a true professional…not just from a Google search.
  • Education – From treatments to preventative measures, understanding how these things affect your landscape will help you solve similar problems in the future.

Our consultation services let you explore your options and choose your plant treatment plan based on your schedule and budget.

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Signs of a Dying Tree

How do you spot the signs of a dying or dead tree? Your Dallas arborist will know. But here are some tips.

1.     Brown and Brittle Bark or Cracks

When a tree starts to die, its bark gets loose and falls off. You may also notice vertical cracks or areas of missing bark. Be on the lookout for deep splits extending into the wood of the tree or its internal or external cavities.

2.     Not Many Healthy Leaves Left

If you have deciduous trees, be on the lookout for branches lacking lush green leaves. If they are sporting brown, brittle leaves during its growing season, this isn’t a good sign. And if dead leaves remain clinging throughout winter rather than dropping to the ground in fall, this is another sign. If you have a coniferous evergreen, it will display red, brown or yellow needles when stressed or dying.

3.     Too Much Dead Wood

Don’t worry if you spot a couple of dead branches here or there. But it you keep seeing a lot of dead wood, this could signal that the tree is sick or dying. This is a safety issue, as dead trees or their branches can fall without warning.

4.     It’s Home to Pests and Fungus

Invasive critters like bark beetles and carpenter ants set up shop in trees that are dead, dying or weak. Also, fungal or bacterial infections can occur as well, so inspect for discolored or depressed areas (called cankers). Mushrooms at the base of a tree or on the actual tree can signal root or trunk rot. If you let that go, structural problems can result over time.

5.     Signs of Root Damage

Roots run deep under the ground, which means you can’t spot visible damage easily if at all. If you suspect the roots of a particular tree were damaged, either due to recent nearby excavation or construction, be on the lookout for damage. Shallow or partially exposed root systems, poor soil compaction, thinning foliage, poor annual growth, yellow undersized leaves, wilted brown leaves, and dead branches all signal problems.

6.     Sudden or Gradual Lean

Signs of weakness or structural imbalance may be due to odd growth patterns in the tree. Your tree may have wind or root damage if it’s leaning at a more than 15 degree angle. It’s unusual for a large tree that has tipped over in a severe wind storm to recover from that in the long run.

Contact Bare Roots Tree Solutions

If you need specialized tree care or are facing tree removal, don’t delay. Contact our certified arborists in Dallas at 866-616-3097 to ensure the healthiest trees possible or to get the answers to your questions.

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