Earth-Wise Guide to Tree Care – Evaluating Your Trees

bur-oakThe Earth-Wise Guide to Tree Care suggests that you take three steps to take care of your trees: evaluate, nurture, and renew. This week we’re going to focus on evaluating your trees. Evaluating your trees can be relatively simple. We’ve got some tips to help you.

First off, evaluating your trees means that you’re assessing the current condition of the trees so you can prioritize time and resources that are needed to spend on the trees. Unfortunately, trees in an urban setting are exposed to many environmental stresses that can impact their health. A healthy tree can usually handle such stress. However, when exposed to long periods of environmental stressors like high heat or flooding conditions both of which are prevalent in Central Texas, the tree can reach the point of no return.

There are certain signs of stress you should look for to determine if you need the help of a tree care professional like Austin Tree Service. They are:

  • Leaves that are scorched, wilting, unusual colors, prematurely shedding or turning brown without falling off the tree.
  • Twigs and branches that are dying can indicate root problems and overall tree decline.
  • Cut or damaged roots.
  • Mushrooms around the base of the tree.

If you notice any of these problems, we suggest you call us at 512-341-8888. Our certified arborist can confirm that you do have a tree that’s stressed and what you can do to save it. Of course, if any of the following exist, you should call us immediately:

  • Cavity openings,
  • Nesting holes,
  • Carpenter ants,
  • Termites,
  • Or Missing Wood.

These are signs that your tree has significant internal damage. The tree may or may not be salvageable. Sometimes, in your evaluation of your trees, you’ll find out things you don’t want to. There are occasions when tree removal is the best option. Austin Tree Service can perform tree trimming and tree removal. Before you decide to remove a tree on your own, it would be wise to consult with our certified arborist. It is not advisable to undertake a tree removal without a professional. Visit our website to set up an appointment here. Free estimates are available!