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The life of a tree isn't easy. Like people, trees can also suffer from stress. Suffering in this case doesn't mean physical pain, but a diminished vitality that can slow the tree's growth, and make it more vulnerable to disease, insects, and pathogens. Continued stress can cause a downward spiral that eventually kills the tree.
The effects of stress are not immediately apparent, but take time to show -- sometimes as long as several years. While early stress detection is difficult, you can diligently look for the causes of stress in your trees. These include:
Signs of a stressed tree include:
If you spot or are responsible for any of the above causes of tree stress, remedy the situation. If you see signs of tree stress, then the condition has been ongoing for a period of time, and requires immediate action on your part. If you can't identify the cause of the stress or don't know how to remedy the problem, Newmarket tree care specialists are available. For advice and/or help, contact us at Advanced Tree Care.