Common Tree Problems | Gordon Pro Tree Service

There is nothing like a landscape full of trees, but you need to keep those trees healthy. A live and healthy tree is a thing of beauty, but a dead or dying one is a real danger to your home. A sudden storm could easily bring down those dead or dying trees, leaving your roof damaged and your home uninhabitable.

If you want to keep your tree and your landscape healthy, you need to know what to look for. Here are some common tree problems, and how you can avoid them in your own home landscape.

Termite Infestations

Termites are wood eaters, so it just makes sense for them to seek out trees, including trees in your landscape. A termite infestation can quickly spread if not caught early, and in no time your tree could be dead and unsalvageable.

If you spot discarded wings, sawdust and other signs of a termite infestation, you need to act quickly. Calling a pest control service and a tree care company could save your landscape, and stop the termite problem from reaching your home.

Downed Branches

When those sudden storms come through, they can leave downed branches in their wake. It is important to check your outdoor landscape after every storm, removing any dead branches as you go.

Left unchecked, those downed branches can serve as a home for termites and other insect pests, as well as cover for snakes, including poisonous ones. So get out your chain saw, cut up those downed branches and haul them away as soon as possible.

Pest Damage

The trees in your landscape can be magnets for pests, from squirrels looking for a way into your home to termites anxious to munch on the trunk and branches. You should examine your trees regularly for signs of pest damage, and call for help if you find those signals.

Look for small holes in the trunk and branches – these could be indications of insect damage and squirrel habitation. Discarded wings could mean termites, and pale areas could be caused by a variety of insect pests. If you spot signs of trouble, contact Gordon Pro Tree Service right away.

Dead Spots

Even an otherwise healthy tree can have dead spots, so check your trees carefully and be on the lookout for signs of trouble. If you have a dead spot on your tree, the problem could quickly spread, causing the entire tree to die.

Gordon Pro Tree Service can help you with all kinds of tree problems, from dead spots and pest issues to downed branches and old stumps. The trees in your landscape should be a source of pride, not worry, and we are always here to help.