If you have a problem with diseased trees, you are going to need to find out what is affecting them. Often, the problems are due to issues with insects or disease, and identifying the problem can be difficult. Therefore, you might need the help of a professional arborist to identify the problems affecting your trees. The following information will help identify the problems that are affecting your trees and treat them:

The Signs of Tree Damage

First, you want to know some of the signs of tree damage that could be affecting your trees, including:

  • Wilt—Wilting happens when foliage is deprived of nutrients, and the leaves will begin to curl up due to wilt. This is often one of the early signs of a problem affecting trees.
  • Defoliation—After the trees have begun to wilt, the foliage will change colors and fall off the affected branches. This is a sign of advanced infestations or diseases that are beginning to kill the tree.
  • Decay—When the tree begins to decay, you might notice signs of rot, which can happen to dead branches, but it can also affect the roots at the base of the tree. In addition to insect infestations and diseases, cold weather can also cause this type of damage to your trees.
  • Insect damage—The damage pests cause to trees can sometimes be noticeable when foliage and branches die. Sometimes,  the problems with the insects can be visible due to spotting the insects, their nests, or the trails they leave behind. Some insects lay larvae, though, which are issues that are more difficult to spot and might require the help of a professional arborist.

Spotting the problems affecting trees is the first step in treating the problems and saving your trees.

Begin Treating Trees After Diagnosis

When you have identified problems with your trees, you need to begin a treatment process to prevent further deterioration. The process of diagnosis and treatment for trees includes:

  • Identify Your Tree—One of the first steps that need to be done to determine what is affecting your trees is identifying the tree species. This is because different types of insects and diseases might affect different species differently.
  • Diagnosing the Exact Problem—It is important to identify the exact problems affecting your trees. A professional arborist can help pinpoint issues that are affecting specific tree species.
  • Designate a Treatment Plan—Creating a treatment plan for issues with your trees is important to deal with insects and diseases affecting their health and prevent future problems with infestations.

Once you have an exact diagnosis and a treatment plan, you will be ready to start treating the problem. Often, treatments can solve issues affecting your tree's health. If you are concerned about the problems affecting the health of your trees, call a tree diagnosis service for help.