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Signs Your Tree is Sick

There are several signs to watch out for to ensure your trees are staying healthy and do not need tree removal Austin TX. Spotting these signs of your tree being sick early on could potentially save your tree and save you money in the long run. The following are a few signs that your tree may be sick:


A tree that is sick may show visible signs of decay. Thedecay usually begins in the inside of the tree, so it may be hard to spot at first. Some examples of what decay might look like on the visible parts of the tree are mushroom spores, soft wood, and expanded tree trunks. 


Another key indicator of a sick tree is deadwood, an area on the tree that has died. This deadwood can appear very dry,brittle, and it will not have any leaves growing from it or bark.

Root Damage

A tree with visible signs of root damage could very likely be sick. If your tree’s roots are shallow or visibly exposed, they could be damaged.

Peeling Bark

If the bark on your tree is peeling, this could also be a sign of disease. The bark on your tree is essential for your tree’s health and function. It serves as a protective barrier, shielding your tree from potential damages that could come from temperatures, weather storms and animals. If the bark on your tree is peeling, it may not have the proper protection and ability to maintain nutrients to survive, (Smitty’s Tree Service). It is normal however for trees to experience small amounts of peeling, but if you see large chunks of bark coming off, don’t hesitate to contact a professional!

To learn more about how to prevent tree sickness and questions about tree service Austin TX, tree removal Austin TX, or tree trimming Austin TX, visit Austex Tree Service today!

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