Straining your eyes? You can listen to this automated AI version of the article here:Unless you’ve spent a considerable amount of time researching the trees on your property, you may not know all that much about them. You might enjoy the shade they provide, the protection from noise, and the wildlife they attract to your yard, but would you be able to tell if they needed help?
Just as your trees take care of you, take care of your trees. Here are some of the most telling signs that you may need to call professional tree care experts like ProClimb in Auckland for help.
You Hear Strange Noises
While trees make sounds when they adapt to their surroundings and grow, not all sounds will be innocent. In some situations, you might hear sounds you’ve never heard before, indicating some serious problems you need to address.
Call tree care experts without delay if you hear cracking, creaking, groaning, or anything equally as dramatic. While the sounds might be as innocent as you think they are, they also might not be.
The Leaves Don’t Look Healthy
With time, you come to know what your tree’s version of ‘normal’ is. It might have big, beautiful green leaves in the summer months, golden-brown leaves in autumn, and none once winter arrives.
If you’ve taken the time to know what ‘normal’ is regarding your tree, you’ll surely notice when leaves no longer look like they should. It’s crucial to sit up and take notice if you identify any discolouration, spots, holes, and curling, as these can all indicate pests.
Your tree might also be affected by bacteria and fungi if your leaves suddenly start wilting for no reason or turn dull and brown-grey in colour. Many different pests and diseases in New Zealand can affect our trees, and the sooner you can address any potential pest and disease-related issues, the healthier your tree might be as a result.
You See Mushrooms or Fungi
It’s not all that uncommon to see mushrooms and fungi near trees. In fact, they share the same environment in many situations. However, when you notice fungi and mushrooms on trees, this might signal a problem that requires your attention.
Sometimes, fungi and mushrooms on trees can indicate that your tree is under stress with root or trunk problems. These might become dangerous in adverse weather conditions, such as storms.
While some fungi and mushroom species are harmless, others weaken tree trunks and prevent them from accessing the nutrients they need. As soon as you notice any new growth that wasn’t there before, contact an experienced arborist to determine if it’s something you should be concerned about.
It’s Growing Too Quickly
The goal of most homeowners is to plant trees that grow up big and strong. However, trees need to develop at a healthy pace. If they grow too quickly, they may not be as healthy as you think.
Sometimes, accelerated tree growth can indicate decaying and weak wood. In these situations, limbs can be easy to break, putting you and others in danger. When you contact Auckland arborists, they can visit your home, remove dead or potentially dangerous limbs, and provide treatment options going forward for the safety of your family and the tree.
You’re Selling Your House
There can be a lot to organise when you’re putting your house on the market, but one of your ultimate goals is likely to ensure it looks immaculate in photos. A damaged, diseased, or generally untidy tree can be distracting.
Whether you have one or several trees, contacting an arborist to give them a much-needed haircut can ensure they look good in photos and are safe for future owners.
It’s Hazardous or a Problem
When people plant trees, they don’t always consider whether their growth might pose problems in the years to come. That’s why so many people now consult tree care experts before planting. This saves them from having to cut down trees or transplant them.
You might need to contact an arborist if you notice that your tree or trees are hazardous or problematic in other ways. They might be near powerlines, neighbouring properties, or even your roof.
Some people also encounter problems with blocked spouting, plumbing, and lifting footpaths. Arborists can advise whether trimming, transplanting, or removal is the best option.
It’s On School, ECE, or Council Land
Tree care is necessary in residential areas, but it can also be crucial on school, ECE, or council land. Contacting arborists for contract tree services can ensure that all trees in public areas are healthy for generations to come.
Is It Time to Call An Arborist?
If you relate to these situations above, now might be the right time to call an arborist near you. ProClimb are experienced arboriculture contractors and consultants. They live and breathe trees and can assist with arborist services, landscape tree services, tree cutting services, emergency tree services, and much more.