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Care for Sick Trees

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Questioning the Health of Your Trees

Are your tree’s leaves yellowing or falling prematurely? Is the tree’s bark splitting or riddled with holes? It’s possible that your tree is under attack by insects or disease. Or, your tree may be taking in too much or too little water, leaving it stressed and more susceptible to attack.

If these or other tree issues such as root crown or soil quality conditions are of concern to you, you need to call Tree World Nursery And Landscaping. We’ll assess your tree’s condition, provide a fair estimate for a care plan which may include deep root fertilization, and even advise on any necessary pruning procedures that may benefit the overall health of the tree.

There are 5 main categories to take into account when looking at the health of your tree: the leaves, branches, bark, root crown, and the roots / soil. If you’re wondering about the overall health of your trees, here are a few helpful questions to consider:

1. Leaves
Is the tree losing leaves? Insects or “sticky sap” on the leaves? Does the tree have yellowing leaves? Are there brown spots / holes on the leaves?
Are there dead or broken branches? Limbs seem too heavy and long? Are the limbs hitting buildings or structures?
3. Bark – Are there holes in the bark? Are there crack or splits in the trunk?
4. Root Crown – Has your tree been planted too deep? Is irrigation spraying the base? Has there been recent construction under the tree canopy? Has the tree had fill built up around it?
5. Roots / Soil – Do you have poor soil conditions? Are your trees suffocating from lack of oxygen and poor drainage?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, please contact the experts at Tree World Nursery And Landscaping today for any questions or concerns about tree wellness or our tree wellness programs.

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Make Sure Your New Trees Thrive

Trees regularly face adverse environmental conditions over their lifetime, especially during the summers. Prolonged rainless spells and high temperatures place severe stress on trees. Add to that disturbances to the unseen root system through various construction and other human activities, and you have trees declining and / or dying.

When a tree starts having a problem, it is easy to suspect a disease. With the oak wilt problem in central Texas that made news in the 90s, you tend to immediately wonder if their sick trees have a terrible disease. In most cases, when an oak or other type of tree looks unhealthy, it is more likely caused by stress or injury rather than a lethal disease.

Some common stressors include:

  • Drought and insufficient water
  • Excess water
  • Heat
  • Construction injury
  • Transplant stock
  • Chemical damage
  • Unadapated species
  • Stress-related pests


For more information on tree stressors, please see the below information sheet or call us today at 806-833-0223.


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