As living organisms, plants can become stressed out too–just like humans and other organisms. Of course, stress looks different for them, but just like humans, if the stress becomes chronic, it can wear down their health and pave the way to disease and reduced health. The trees growing on your Dallas, TX, landscape may seem happy enough, but are you sure? Do you know how to spot the signs of tree stress? Serious stressors, which we’ll explore here, may require emergency tree service. S&P Tree Service features emergency tree care solutions, including tree removal, stump grinding, and more. Our trained arborists can also recommend the ideal methods to preserve your trees, reducing the stress they experience and improving their all-around health.
Always be sure that you are familiar with your trees. It’s important to know what constitutes their normal leaf size. When a tree is stressed, it may produce smaller leaves than usual. When tree leaves are abnormally small, the tree is definitely stressed. In northern climates, cold weather and a late frost can stress newly formed leaves, leading to smaller foliage. This isn’t a common problem in Dallas, but it can happen, and certain trees may be more vulnerable than others depending on their hardiness.
Also, insects or drought can cause your tree’s leaves to grow abnormally small. If you’re concerned that your tree may be plagued by insects or a disease that’s affecting the size of its foliage, the sooner you contact S&P Tree Service for our emergency tree service the better. Timely intervention could allow us to save your tree so that removal isn’t necessary.
If you look up at your tree and have the feeling that its canopy has gotten smaller, there may be a problem. A tree’s canopy can die quickly or even over a period of years. There are many factors that can stress out your tree to the point that its canopy is noticeably affected. Calling S&P Tree Service for our emergency tree service is the best route to take if you have concerns about your tree’s canopy.
Although you may suspect that the problem lies in the upper stories of your tree, it may, in fact, be a below-the-ground problem that requires emergency tree service. Often, tree root problems can be the culprit in these situations. If you’ve had recent flooding, the tree may have contracted root rot, a severe fungal problem that can cause the death of the tree. Also, if there was construction on your property and the tree’s roots were cut or damaged, the result could be a reduced canopy size. Our arborists should be able to diagnose what’s going on so that the best solution can be found to deal with the issue.
Tree Trunk Damage
If your tree has sustained damage to its trunk, it may be under stress; it’s certainly more vulnerable to top stressors like tree diseases and pests. Trunks can become damaged for all sorts of reasons. Storm damage is one of the top causes of tree damage. If you notice cracks or holes in your trunk, you should contact our tree specialists. While this situation may not warrant emergency tree service, it’s important to monitor the tree’s health.
Loss of Bark
If your tree is losing bark, it’s most definitely stressed. Your tree’s bark provides an essential service, protecting the tree from bacteria, fungus, and pests. If it begins to lose its bark, it is probably suffering from a severe health condition; the loss of the bark will only increase its vulnerability. Sometimes, however, excessive heat can cause tree bark to fall off. If the bark has fallen off because of a temperature or weather condition, there’s a good chance its health will bounce back. However, it’s important to let a trained arborist inspect the tree so that you know what’s caused the issue.
A tree that is leaning is very likely stressed–and it may be stressing you out too. Leaning trees pose a safety risk. If they fall, they can injure people and pets or damage property. Large, severely leaning trees often require emergency tree service and removal. Rotting roots or storm damage can cause a tree to lean. If you have a leaning tree that’s at risk of falling, contact S&P Tree Service right away for our emergency tree service. We can bring everything needed to your Dallas, TX, property to manage this problem.
No Leaf Growth
If you have a tree that isn’t producing foliage on all or part of its branches, it may be dying or dead. An arborist will be able to evaluate your tree’s condition. If it’s beyond saving or has already died, you should opt for emergency tree service and removal, particularly if the tree is located close to your home or the street. A dead tree is at risk of toppling over. Dallas storms can be powerful; a storm could come along and easily knock down any dead trees in its wake. Dead trees pose a safety concern for your property. It’s not a good idea to ignore a dying tree. In some cases, pests or diseases could travel from one tree to another. It’s always better to get to the root of the problem so you can take the best course of action.
Call S&P Tree Service for Our Tree Service and Tree Care Solutions
If you live in or near Dallas, TX, and you have concerns about your tree, you can rely on S&P Tree Service. We offer emergency tree service and tree removal solutions. We feature an experienced team of arborists and technicians. We perform services like tree trimming, tree removal, and stump grinding. If your tree is in poor health but could be saved, we can provide you with guidance for preserving your tree. Call us to learn more about our services or to schedule a service call.