Cleveland Tree Trimming | Did your tree catch a disease or an infestation?

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Is it time to call a Cleveland tree trimming company? It can be very difficult for the average Cleveland homeowner to figure out if their tree has caught a sickness. It is even harder to tell if that sickness is due to disease or infestation as some of the symptoms look similar or the same. Either way, your tree should be looked at by a professional Cleveland arborist since these are signs that your tree is weak and could break.


If you find that some of your tree’s leaves are covered with a white powder, no worries, this one is an easy fix! Be careful to catch this one early on though as it can turn into an infection that cannot be remedied. Call the Cleveland tree trimming professionals at VanCuren to take a look at your tree’s leaves so that we can get to work to stop the spreading. At the infection stage, the white powder will turn into grey fuzz that covers everything from the leaves, stems, and buds.

The presence of powdery mildew is usually unavoidable, but there are ways to keep it from becoming an infection. The following are tips to prevent fungal infection:

  • Trim your trees to increase air circulation
  • Try to plant your trees in areas of full sun so that the leave can stay dry
  • Space out your trees to prevent cross-infection

Peeling bark[

Trees go through a natural shedding process and so you may notice some loose pieces of bark. There could also be signs of peeling park due to severe weather either in summer or winter. However, to help you identify if this is a result of a disease or infestation, look for bare wood marked with lightly colored wavy lines or fuzzy fungus. A healthy tree will have new bark growth showing underneath a peeling spot.


Trees do not heal like humans do, they seal their wounds. When a human is injured, the healing process also starts from the inside-out, whereas a tree calluses over the wound location to cover up the opening. If bacteria enters into an opening before the tree can seal, there is a possibility for wetwood, or slime flux. Sap will seep out of crevices or weak spots on the tree, but thankfully most of the time this is fixable. As for boring beetle infestations, however, there is no returning from the damage.

Take a good look at your trees to make sure that you do not find any of these diseases or infestations that are hurting your tree. Contact VanCuren Tree Services for any help you may require for the health of your trees. We offer services in tree removal, tree trimming, and much more in Cleveland, OH.

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