Nov 24 2018

Signs of Tree Root Damage

The root of a tree plays a key role in the wellbeing of that tree because nutrients are delivered to other parts through the roots. Damage to the root of a tree can occur through fungal growth, improper planting decisions, poor soil, and physical injuries and when these problems are not managed, the tree will become an eyesore. Taking appropriate steps to salvage your tree by contacting Sesmas Tree Service, can help reverse the root damage before it gets too late.

Severely leaning trunk as a sign of root damage

If the root can no longer support the weight of a tree due to improper growth and shifting soil, then the tree is bound to bend. You need to remove a tree when severe root damage has occurred, especially when it constitutes a risk to damaging your property. Leaning trunk may occur when there is shifting of soil.

Yellowing and wilted leaves

Inadequacies of essential nutrients and chlorophyll can cause yellowing of leaves. High soil pH and poor soil drainage are the two commonest reasons for yellowing and wilted leaves. If the tree root can no longer distribute essential minerals and vitamins needed for the tree to survive, then the leaves may become spread and wilted and the tree may eventually suffer an irreparable loss when urgent actions are not taken to rescue the tree.

Reduction in the canopy growth

If you notice that the lush canopy of the tree in your yard is becoming sparse, you must contact Sesmas for the treatment of the tree because the root might have suffered a damage. When nutrients being absorbed through the roots have become scares, the tree will do everything possible to conserve the little nutrients remaining, this means yellowing of leaves become more pronounced. Sometimes, there may be no new leaf growth and existing leaves may become thinner and the tree may become eventually damaged irreparably when the problem becomes unresolved.

Girdling roots

Girdling root is a problem that occurs when roots begin to grow in a circular motion and then wind around the trunk of the tree. As the root begins to grow around the trunk of the tree, it will cut off water and nutrients thus damaging the health of the tree, eventually. Trees that were cultivated in containers are known to grow in this pattern, after transplantation. When a tree is planted inside a hole that is too small for the roots to spread out or the use of improper planning system, can cause girdling root problems. Contact Sesmas tree service provider if you notice this problem. 

The growth of mushroom at the base of the tree

Some fungus can survive around a tree for years, unnoticed, however, you can wake up during the springtime to discover that your tree is surrounded by mushrooms, which is a sign of a root problem that must be addressed as soon as possible.

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