Certified Arborist Services in Rhode Island – Tree Health Assessments
In order to determine whether a tree is healthy, it is important to know the symptoms of diseases or insects that may be present. A tree health assessment from a certified arborist will evaluate the tree’s species and whether they are affected by common diseases or insects. The following are some common signs that your tree may have a problem:
- Presence of dead branches
- Leaves fall off in the winter or spring when they usually wouldn’t (it’s okay for deciduous trees to lose their leaves in autumn)
- Discolored leaves (brown, yellow) or growths on new shoots and buds that indicate fungal infections like powdery mildew
- Swelling at the base of the trunk where roots meet the soil line could indicate root rot fungus growing underneath surface layers of bark (topsoil). If you see mushrooms growing around the base, there’s probably an infestation below ground level!