Tree Health

The UK is finally starting to reach summer temperatures, which means you’re likely to be spending a lot more time in your garden. This is why it is crucial to check to see whether your trees are healthy and thriving. A dying or damaged tree in your garden can be very dangerous for yourself, your family and any animals or pets. But how do you know whether your trees are in good health or in need of a bit of attention? Don’t worry, we’re here to guide you through it all. 

Signs of a Healthy Tree 

  • Luscious and full leaves
  • Healthy and growing roots 
  • One main tree trunk
  • New growth (leaves or limbs)
  • Strong and sturdy tree bark 

Signs of an Unhealthy Tree

  • Holes and breaks in the bark
  • Dead patches in the bark 
  • Visible breakage in the limbs of the tree
  • Bare patches in the leaves 
  • Dying or browning leaves (not due to seasonal changes) 
  • Visible insect infestations 
  • Holes in the leaves  

When inspecting your trees it is important to be critical and observant. Unfortunately, one glance at your trees out the window won’t suffice. You need to do a full walk around inspection and take time to look at each aspect of the tree. While it may seem like a lot of work, this will save you a lot of hassle in the long run. If you catch your trees health decline early enough, you can save it and reverse any damage done. However, if you postpone these inspections you may not notice until it is too late. If this process seems like too much work or you’re not sure if you can be thorough enough, get in touch. We’re happy to come to give your trees a full inspection and provide our recommendations. If

What do you do if you notice your tree may be suffering? Don’t panic, you have a few options. Depending on what is wrong with your tree, you can try to sort it out yourself or you can call in a professional arborist who will double check the issue and know best how to address it. Get in touch today to find out more information.