Inspect Your Trees

Inspect your trees at least once a year to identify potential problems early. Identifying changes in your tree's growth and health can help prevent or reduce the severity of disease, insect and environmental problems. Examine your trees for:

  • New leaves or buds
  • Leaf size and appearance
  • Twig growth
  • Crown dieback (gradual death of the upper tree)
  • Insects
  • Trunk decay
  • Loose bark
  • Deformities and growths

Compare your tree's growth from year to year. Determine if there is a reduction in the tree's typical growth pattern by examining and comparing new leaves and buds, leaf size, and twig growth each year. If growth is diminishing, it could indicate that your tree's health is changing for the worse.

Some symptoms indicate problems that may have begun several years before. Crown dieback, trunk decay, loose bark, deformities or growths take time to occur and should be addressed by Arbor Garden as soon as you notice them.

Arbor Garden can help you identify the causes and recommend solutions to any tree healthcare problems. Get in touch with their Plant Healthcare Department at 303-722-8820 or simply Inquire Online Here

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