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When your tree needs a health check part 1

Trees are excellent additions to any garden. They improve air quality, provide homes for wildlife and cool the area around your property with naturally soothing and pleasant environment. But sometimes trees look a little strange, and that weirdness might be a sign that all is not well with your foliage.

Sick trees display clear signs that warn you when a disease is taking over. In this article, we would like to point out two signals that you may have a sick tree in your backyard.

Borer Beetles

Borer is a member of the beetle family that can attach to many hardwood trees through Australia. The female beetle lays her eggs in the tree’s trunk or branches and the larvae then feed off the nutrients of the tree, depriving it of the resources it needs to grow.

Borer beetles can do a lot of damage, so it’s important to check for them regularly. Typically, evidence of borer can be found in the trunk or large limbs of the tree. Look for round or oval holes in your tree where the borer has started to find its way in.

Discoloured Leaves

If your tree is sick, its fronds or foliage will start to discolour. Discolouration of the leaves, outside of regular seasonal changes, indicates that the tree is not receiving enough sunlight, water or nitrogen. This means that it can’t produce energy via photosynthesis or that a disease could be running rampant within the tree.

Bradshaw Tree Services offers a wide range of tree management solutions such as:

-Tree Lopping

-Tree Removal

-Stump Grinding

-Land Clearing and much more

We also provide 24 Emergency Tree Services in extraordinary situations.

Visit our website to find out more!

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