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Tree Care in Wilmington, DE: Tree Problem Indicators

By Stein Tree
Posted on August 4, 2017

Your trees can experience myriad issues that can affect their health, and Stein Tree is offers tips for proper tree care in Wilmington, DE and surrounding areas. Common problems may include things like water stress, wind drag, and even iron or nitrogen deficiencies that have fairly straightforward solutions. Other common problems can be more serious, like Emerald Ash Borer infestations, root problems, and fungi growth.

Indications of problems can include:

     • Abnormal dieback
     • Dead branches
     • Yellowed or pale leaves
     • Smaller than normal sized leaves
     • Wilting
     • Leaf drop
     • Significant reduction in new growth

Homeowners Should Partner with Arborists for Optimal Tree Care in Wilmington, DE

certified arborist can help diagnose tree problems and offer solutions to keep your trees beautiful and healthy, but homeowner interaction is a big part in successful treatment of tree problems. Inspect your trees routinely. Certified arborists are experts at identifying tree problems, but they need to know when there is a problem as soon as possible. Occasionally as you approach your home from up the street, take notice of your trees, noting the overall shape, color and vigor. Intermittently, as you engage in outdoor activities, look up into them; doing so can reveal thinning or other issues in the canopy of the tree.

Common Tree Care Solutions

Tree problems like wind drag can be remedied with professional thinning and pruning. For infestations and fungal growth, in-depth treatments may be necessary. In some cases, tree removal may even be necessary. If you find a dead tree on your property, let your tree care specialist know quickly. Leaving dying and decaying trees on your property can pose safety risks to both your home and your family or visitors. In addition, newly dead trees are still climbable, so your tree care specialist can more easily remove the tree without the need for heavy equipment in your yard. The longer you wait, the more likely the equipment will be needed, which also adds a substantial amount to your costs.

Call Stein Tree Service for Skilled Tree Care in Wilmington, DE

Stein Tree Service understands the importance of creating and maintaining a partnership with homeowners for tree care. Stein Tree has over 30 years of experience with all types of tree care in Wilmington, DE and the surrounding areas. If you are experiencing tree problems, contact us today You can find answers to your tree care questions and




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