How to Identify Tree Diseases and Pests

Are you noticing some unusual signs in your beloved residential trees? Do they look like they’re struggling to survive? If so, they might be suffering from a tree disease or pest infestation. But fear not, because our certified arborists at SAFETY Tree Service are here to help with our top-notch tree care services.

When it comes to dealing with tree diseases and pests, it’s important to take action as soon as possible to prevent the problem from spreading and to save the tree if possible. And that’s where our complete tree services in Kansas City come in! Our expert arborists will assess the situation and recommend the best course of action for your tree. Keep reading to find out how to detect faulty trees and don’t hesitate to call us for help!

Assess The Tree’s Health

Trees that are struggling with diseases or pests may grow abnormally, such as distorted or stunted growth. If you see clusters of insects on your tree or notice that leaves are disappearing, it may be a sign of a pest problem. Additionally, fungi growing on the trunk, branches, or roots of a tree is a surefire sign that something is wrong.

Observe Signs of Damage

Keep an eye out for evidence of pests like aphids, mites, and other insects, as well as signs of damage from wildlife like squirrels, birds, or rabbits. If a tree is showing signs of decline, such as weak growth, poor foliage, and a general lack of vigor, it may be diseased or infested with pests.

Discoloration of Leaves

If you notice that your tree’s leaves are turning yellow, brown, or have spotted patterns, it may be a sign of a disease. When you suspect that your tree is sick, don’t hesitate to call us for a free estimate! Our safe tree services are available to you in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and we’re always ready to help.

Consult a Certified Arborist

If you suspect your tree may be diseased or infested with pests, it’s always best to consult with a certified arborist. At SAFETY Tree Services, our arborists are trained to identify tree hazards and recommend the best course of action, whether that be tree cutting, tree trimming, or safe tree removal.

Our safe tree services are available to you in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and we’re always ready to help. Contact SAFETY Tree Service to take care of your tree care needs, so you can enjoy a healthy and beautiful landscape for years to come.

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