If you see any strange growths on your trees, you should immediately address it before it causes any damage. Usually, the appearance of fungi that come in unusual growths that resemble a mushroom could mean that your tree is diseased.
Diseased Tree Signs
An injured tree can harbor fungi. You may not notice it when you were mowing the lawn, but you may have accidentally cut the trunk or base of the tree with the mower. You may have done pruning or trimming and left other parts of the tree vulnerable to fungi and other pests. Whether you are aware or not, things like these happen that is why it is vital that you know the tell-tale signs your tree is diseased.
Wounded trees are an excellent breeding ground for fungi. The fungus will grow in the wound and begin the tree will begin discoloration. Fungi will eventually decay the wood, and it will continue to weaken. If the root gets weak, the foundation of your tree will be compromised. Structural problems should be addressed as soon as possible because of the danger it can cause. Also, if your tree begins to lose its proportion, this may be a sign that your tree is diseased. Trees that have dying limbs that easily fall off are most likely infected.
Further, if you notice that your tree is peeling its bark, this tree may be unable to keep nutrients it needs to thrive. Minimal bark peeling is normal. However, if it is excessive, it may already be a sign your tree has a disease.
It is hard to reverse the situation once your tree is diagnosed with a disease. Others even say it is not possible because the tree will gradually die and decay. When your tree is no longer healthy, it is already a threat to your safety as well as other nearby properties. The wisest action to take is to take it down to avoid future problems. When you need someone to handle this type of job, trust only the professionals to assure safe and proper tree removal process.
Call Sioux Falls Tree Service for a free tree disease inspection and treatment assessment.