Sometimes, a tree can go from being perfectly healthy to sick within a short time, which can even lead to the tree’s death if a disease goes untreated for too long. This may even lead to further problems, as you now have a dead tree to remove before it becomes a safety hazard. Sid Mourning can bring you tree disease help to ensure your trees stay growing strong by doing everything from diagnosing your tree diseases to treating them!
With help from the expert arborists at Sid Mourning Tree Service, we can help you diagnose tree diseases in Austin, TX, before they become too large or widespread to be treated, in hopes of saving your tree and keeping your entire property looking healthy. Some tree diseases can even spread across your property once the host is no longer viable for the infection, fungus, or parasites to inhabit. With proper timing and by diagnosing your tree problems early enough, we can ensure you will receive proper tree sickness help and treatment, saving you the problem of removing your dead tree and starting over with a new sapling.
Some common diseases that affect your trees include:
- Leaf Blister: Typically affecting oak trees, leaf blister is caused by a fungus that makes small spots on the leaves. This has little lasting effect but can easily spread during the tree’s life.
- Anthracnose: This fungus affects the leaves and stems of many hardwood trees, and there is often little you can do to protect against the severe damage. This leaves your leaves looking scorched or dead in areas.
- Leaf Spots: A fungus causes red spots and rots holes in leaves. This fungus typically thrives in cool, wet weather and tends to spread during this time.
- Cankers: These are areas of dead bark on branches and trunks, mainly caused by a fungus that gains access through holes and leaves cankers on the surface of the tree. This is especially aggressive when a tree is already under stress.
- Decays: This is typically caused by a fungus that lives inside the tree itself. In time, wood decay will begin to spread after the fungus has been introduced through a tree injury. Trees that have this disease can have “chunks” missing, with the tree attempting to grow around this zone.
- Wilts: Wilting is a serious disease and can easily cause a tree’s death if untreated. This fungus clogs a tree’s vessels, cutting off water from branches and leaves. Often, an entire branch may look scorched while still on the tree.
For more information on how we can diagnose your tree problems and other ways we can assist you with tree sickness at Sid Mourning Tree Service, contact us today.
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