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What Do Yellow Leaves Mean in Summer?

26 JUL 2019

What Do Yellow Leaves Mean in Summer?

Who doesnt enjoy the wonderful leaf colors of autumn? Fall is the season marked by yellow, orange, and red leaves painting the landscape. But what about yellow leaves during the summer? For the most part, trees should remain green before the start of fall. Yellow leaves during the summertime is a strong sign that your tree is experiencing some sort of disease or growth issue. The professionals at Sesmas Tree Service are best equipped to determine the specific reason for your trees changing colors, but this article will review some possible causes that you can address. For an expert inspection by a certified arborist, call your friends at Sesmas Tree Service for any type of tree removal and tree care services in your area.

Trees Do Experience Dehydration

Trees that do not get enough water will end up with their leaves turning yellow to conserve water. The summertime is an especially sensitive time for trees if you live in a hot and dry region. So, be sure to water well but do not overwater your tree! An overwatered tree is also susceptible to growth problems. You can test your trees moisture status by sticking a probe, such as a screwdriver, into the soil. If it is hard for you to push the screwdriver in, then you likely need to water your tree. If the screwdriver sinks too easily, then you should hold back on watering. There is a wonderful tool called a moisture meter that you can use for precise measurement of moisture levels. You can also call the experts at Sesmas Tree Service for an inspection or tree removal services.

Malnutrition Can Cause Yellow Leaves

Trees draw life from the nutrients within the soil. In the wild, natural processes such as dying plants and animals as well as other interactions with wildlife provide soil with necessary nutrients. In an urban setting, however, we generally rake leaves before they can degrade, and we keep animals off the property. This means essential nutrients may be lacking in the soil surrounding the tree. When trees do not receive their necessary nutrients, their leaves will discolor and deteriorate. To compensate for this lack of nutrients, you should apply supplements and fertilizer. A professional arborist can help you determine a nutrient management program for your tree.

Be Wary of Insect Infestations

Mosquitoes are not the only pests that make their presence known during the summer. Bugs and insects that thrive on trees will become active during the summer season. Beetles, leafminers, caterpillars, worms, moths, flies, and many others are common pests that attack trees in the summertime. There are products that can be used to repel or exterminate these pests, but it is important that you do your research before selecting a product. Using the wrong product could harm your tree even further.

Consult with A Certified Arborist

An arborist can be seen as a tree doctor. When you notice that your tree is experiencing some sort of disease or problem, give Sesmas Tree Service a call. Our ISA certified arborists are trained and equipped to handle your tree issues efficiently and quickly. Call now to speak with a friendly representative.