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4 Reasons Why Your Trees May Be Looking Unhealthy

Trees add shade, beauty, and privacy to properties across South Florida, but only if they’re well-maintained and cared for. Trees are living and breathing, and they’re susceptible to several diseases and injuries. Here are four reasons why your trees may be looking unhealthy, and what you can do to bring them back to their full glory.

1. Improper Watering

If your trees are showing symptoms of yellowing, or they’re dropping foliage at inappropriate times of the year, they may not be getting the right amount of water. Too much or too little water can eventually cause dieback and death in trees. While mature trees can survive in times of drought or overwatering, they still show symptoms of stress. You should make sure your trees aren’t living in waterlogged soils, but also that they get a thorough soak every week.

2. Improper Pruning

Pruning too much or too little, at the wrong time, and with the wrong technique can open a tree to several diseases and pests. While most trees benefit from pruning during the dormant season, you should always consult with a tree care professional who understands best practices for each species.

Pruning is a skill, and only certified professionals know how to remove the right amount to prime your tree for healthy growth and preserve its appearance. Pruning also can be dangerous, especially with taller, mature trees. Rather than taking risks with a DIY approach, reach out to the tree care experts at Service Choice of Oakland Park for regular pruning.

3. Pest Problems

Some trees require special attention for specific pests. If your trees are showing signs of stress and damage like chewed foliage, white spots, or cottony masses, it’s a good sign your trees have a pest infestation. A certified tree care and pest control technician can diagnose the problem and provide a comprehensive treatment plan to eliminate destructive insects on trees and other plants in your landscape.

4. Improper Fertilization

The soil in suburban neighborhoods is far different from the soil you’d find in an ideal forest—a place where trees can thrive with no intervention. If your trees are exhibiting signs like poor growth, pale leaves, or early leaf loss, it may be a problem with nutrients in the soil. With regular fertilization treatments, like the ones provided by Service Choice of Oakland Park, your soil will get the nutrients it needs to help your trees survive their stressful suburban landscape.

Service Choice of Oakland Park Restores and Protects Your Landscape

If your trees are looking worn down and showing signs of deterioration, what should you do? Rather than rely on ineffective DIY alternatives to tree care, work with the tree care experts at Service Choice of Oakland Park. We can restore your trees to perfect health. We’ll create a treatment plan that addresses your trees’ unique needs, so they can add beauty and value to your property. Call us today at (954) 568-9955 to schedule your free consultation!