How to Deal with a Sick Tree
We all know that trees are an important part of the ecosystem. They provide us with oxygen, shade and protection from harsh weather conditions. When a tree is sick, it can have serious implications for everything living in the surrounding area. If you suspect your tree may be infected by a fungus or insect infestation, there are some things you should do to help it survive.
Hire Tree services in Rio Rancho, NM to come out and diagnose the problem. They will be able to assess whether or not your tree is sick, what kind of treatment it needs and how much it’s going to cost you.
If there are any dead branches on the trunk or limbs that have been infested with disease (typically seen as discolored rings), these need to be removed immediately before they spread their infection further into the rest of the tree. If in danger of falling due to rot, remove them anyways so they don’t damage anything when they eventually do fall off
When inspecting a diseased area near a branch or limb, look for small holes where insects could enter undetected during daylight hours. Insects often lay eggs inside trees like this which can lead an infestation. If you find such a hole, fill it in with an appropriate size substance to block the opening
Determine if you have any trees that are touching your infected tree which may also be at risk of infection and take necessary steps to protect them as well
Inspect the tree looking for signs of a fungus or insect infestation. If you find any, take pictures and contact your city’s forestry department to get help from an arborist.
Remove everything that is not healthy or may be harboring pests such as leaves, branches (or dead fruit) and fallen debris. This will give the sick tree less stress on its resources which can lead to death if left unchecked. Make sure to wear protective gloves when handling diseased materials so they don’t spread further into the area around it by touching other trees and plants in those areas.
Spray with water every day–even during dry spells–to keep moisture levels high enough for healing purposes – this helps prevent insects from laying eggs in the bark.
Apply a natural tree fertilizer to help with growth and health of the leaves so they can produce more oxygen for us all to breathe! Keep an eye on it during your efforts, though, because too much will harm its roots instead of helping them grow stronger.