Signs of Tree Decay – Before It’s Too Late!!!

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Decaying trees are more than just an eyesore. They can cause a great deal of damage to your property and can even be considered hazardous. If you are concerned about decaying trees on your property, tree trimming companies in the Gates Mills area, like Vancuren Tree Service, can help you assess and take care of these trees, as well as determine the best course of action for your healthy trees.

Trees in urban and suburban areas are more prone to decay because they are more likely to be damaged than trees in natural environments. This is because humans cause most wounds to trees. Of course, this is usually unintentional. They may be caused by automobiles, construction, lawn mowers, or improper pruning. Wounds can be caused by natural events as well, like storms, fires, or damage caused by birds and other animals.

Wood and trunk decay is the most common type of tree disease. Decay can greatly weaken trees, cause them to be unsightly, and shorten their lifespan. Unfortunately, there is no cure for tree decay.

When a wound occurs, fungi can enter the wood and cause decay. The wood around the wound can produce chemicals in the cells of the wood that create a barrier to isolate the infected area, much like a wound on our skin would. Cleaning decayed wood from cavities is actually not recommended because you could cause further damage to the compartment wall and trunk of the tree.

Symptoms of decay include cavities, loose or missing bark, carpenter ants, excessive deadwood, fungal conks, lean, weak branch attachment, root damage, and poor wound closure. Also, watch out or holes in the trunk. This can result in interior decay.. These symptoms may be difficult to notice until it develops on the outside of the tree. Other symptoms include development of mushrooms or fungi, or soft, fragile wood. Discolored leaves and rotting roots are other symptoms.

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Unfortunately, when a tree begins decaying, not much can be done to save it. They can become hazardous to your property so it is best to take care of them as soon as possible. Call in the help of a tree removal company in Gates Mills area, like Vancuren Tree Service, for help if you notice decaying trees on your property.

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