Proper Diagnosis is Key

Tree Health Services

Diagnosing tree problems requires a combination of knowledge, experience, and keen observation. Identifying the insect or disease that may be visible on the affected tree is not enough.

Trees that die or decline usually are suffering from a combination of stress factors. Often, one or more less obvious underlying disorders, induces stress upon the tree. The underlying disorder compromises the tree’s health, reducing its defenses, making it a suitable host for insects and disease.

Tree stress is often caused by such things as poor water management, compacted soil, pollution damage, chemical or mechanical injury, and competition with other trees for sunlight and available soil nutrients.