Have you noticed something odd on your tree? Do you think there might be something wrong with it? Here is a quick guide on how to visually inspect your tree.
Start from the bottom up. Start by examining the roots. Look for signs of the ground heaving up, severed roots or signs of decay or fungi, such as mushrooms.
Then move up towards the tree trunk - just above the soil. Can you see any peeling, loose bark, cracks or deep slits?
Inspect the rest of the trunk for signs of decay, such as signs of swelling, cavities, soft or decaying wood or small holes.
Finally, look up at the canopy, the upper layer of branches and leaves. Can you see any signs of:
If you have any concerns about your tree and would like one of our qualified arborists to come and inspect your tree, just give us a call. We will advise you on what we think is the best treatment for the tree, or whether it would be better to have the tree removed.
Let us help you ensure the best care for your trees. Tree-Surgeon Essex is made up of a team of professional arborists that love working with trees all year round across Essex covering: Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Epping, Havering as well as areas in East London including Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham.
Give us a call today on 01708 578 017.
We offer advice on:
- Tree Pruning
- Tree Removal or felling trees
- Crown lifting/raising
- Crown thinning
- Crown reduction
- Stump grinding/removal
- Hedge trimming
- Site clearance
Like with any new flowers, plants, shrubs, hedges and trees – taking the time to understand how best to look after them will ensure that they always look their best. It’s common for people to believe that trees simply look after themselves, but this is not the case. They can suffer from disease, rot and infestations.
Well-established trees and shrubs, after years of growing well, can start to decline and that is why it is important to get them regularly inspected by a tree surgeon. The following list outlines a few issues that your tree can suffer from.
This issue can be seen on oak trees. It’s a fungal disease of the foliage and stems which covers the surface of the plant. This issue commonly occurs during summer which is caused by dryness at the roots and poor air circulation. Once solution is to add mulching and avoid high-nitrogen products.
Tree often get overlooked during dry spells. If left without water for very long periods they will experience, leaf browning, tree decline and increased susceptibility to insect and disease.
There are cases when trees are not suited to the soil that they have been planted in and become deficient in iron, manganese or different macro and micro nutrients. Nutrient deficiency manifests in the following ways: partial or complete yellowing of leaves, stunted growth, poor flower or fruit production.
This issue is caused by dead leaves and branches as well as mal-pruning. If left un-inspected, the tree can become a hazard to people and pets within the vicinity.
If one or more of these symptoms rings a bell – get in touch Tree-Surgeon Essex today! We understand that there is little we can do about the age of your tree, but we believe that it is always worthwhile investigating other potential causes.
We are happy to make a free no-obligation assessment of your tree to see if we can apply one of our services to make it better. Call 01708 578 014.
If you would like to have a free assessment of your conifer trees, we cover the Essex area including:
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