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How To Determine If A Tree Is Dying

by Fred Nelson

Trees are an important part of your yard. They provide privacy, shade, and added beauty. But if your trees are dead, then they can cause several problems. Your trees can get damaged from wood-boring bugs, harsh storms, and severe winds. These things are detrimental to trees.

If you notice your tree is dying, then you should call a tree removal service, such as Hodgson's Expert Tree Service, to assess it. Read on to learn about signs that suggest your tree may be dying.

Is There Damage To The Trunk?

Trunk damage is a sign that your tree is dying. A common sign of trunk of damage is vertical cracks. To check for cracks and seams, you must examine the bark. If the bark falls off, it is supposed to grow back on. But when a tree is dying, the bark does not grow back on. You will see the bare wood of the tree, and it will have missing pieces of bark.

Try The Scratch Test

The scratch test is another way to check if a tree is dying. It works by scratching off the bark. You should take a rock and use it to scratch on the bark. If the wood behind the bark is brown, then your tree is probably dead. The wood is usually green on a healthy tree.

Are Small Particles Around Your Tree?

It is common for insects to live in trees. These insects like to make small holes in the trunk and chew on the bark. The activity cause by the insects leave behind tiny particles. If you look on the ground near the trunk, then you should see the particles lying next to it. This results in your tree dying from the infestation of the bugs.

Are Hollow Cavities Present?

Hollow cavities are another sign of a dying tree. A tree hollow is a semi-enclosed hole that has formed in the trunk or branch. You want to check the branches and trunk for mushrooms and hollow cavities.

The presence of mushrooms or fungi are signs of decay. Other signs to check for are when the hollow cavities are caused by sunburn or injury.

Dead trees can damage your home, property, or the neighbor's yard if the tree falls on yours or your neighbor's property. If you suspect your tree is dying, then you need to call a tree removal company. This company can evaluate the tree and let you if it needs to be removed