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Common Symptoms of Plants and Trees that are Growing Poorly

Last updated 3 years ago

Trees and plants, though robust and adaptable, aren’t always able to take care of themselves. Many plants and trees are imported from other states, or even other countries, and must acclimate to different climates or urban settings. As a result, some trees need extra care to survive. Here are a few symptoms of plants and trees that are growing poorly and may require professional tree service.   

  • Falling leaves

It’s perfectly natural for leaves to fall from trees during autumn, but not during any other season of the year. If your trees’ leaves are discolored or falling in the middle of summer—when they should be at their most robust—then your tree could be dying or suffering from a disease. In order to revive a struggling tree or remove a dead one, it’s important to call a professional right away.

  • Insect marks or irregularities

Take a close look at your trees’ trunks and leaves. If you notice chew marks, bores, excessive sap, or anything out of the ordinary, then your tree could be diseased or infested with pests. Many kinds of fungi also grow on trees and may require professional help with removal and future prevention. 

  • Sparse branches  

When a tree in your yard is growing poorly, you can usually tell by simply looking at it. The branches may be sparse, the leaves may wilt, and the tree itself may seem stunted. Poor growth could be a result of overly compacted soil around your tress, or a lack of proper nutrients and water to the roots. An experienced arborist could be just what your trees need to become healthy again.  

If you think your trees aren’t growing as well as they could, then contact Action Tree Service, Inc. Whether it’s planting, mulching, or removing a tree, we’re equipped to handle any job. If you’re near Warren, New Jersey, then you won’t find another tree service more devoted to customer satisfaction. Call us today at (908) 756-4100.  


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