3 Preventative Measures to Stop the Spread of Disease Between Your Landscape Trees

If you have diseased or pest infested trees in your yard and you haven’t done anything about them, it’s time to act. Dying trees put you, your family, and your property at risk. Because they are deeply affected and weak from within, they can fall any time causing injuries and damage to your property.

They are also detrimental for other healthy trees in your yard because it doesn’t take long for the insects to take over other trees and eat them up from within too.  

While you can completely protect your trees from getting diseased, fortunately, there are preventative measures that you can take to minimize the risk.

Ahead we’ve covered some important tips to keep pests and deadly diseases from consuming your beautiful green landscape.

Identify the Type of Trees in Your Yard

Trees are susceptible to a variety of diseases based on their species. To keep your trees from infestations, your first plan-of-action should be to identify their species. If you don’t have enough tree knowledge, you can take pictures of all the trees in your yard and show them to your local gardener for identification. You can also seek assistance from a tree service provider, who could visit your yard, identify the trees, and provide you with information on potential diseases and tips on eliminating the risk.

Don’t Wait for the Problems to Get Worse

For early detection and removal of pest infestations, it’s extremely important to inspect your trees on a regular basis. Whether it’s a branch that looks affected or an entire tree that looks dead, immediately call your local tree service in Denton, TX, to mitigate the disease or the tree from its roots before it hauls on neighboring trees.

If you think you can remove an infected branch on your own, make sure the tools that you’re using are clean and hygienic. Sterilize the removal tools with bleach or boil them in water to get rid of any germs, bacteria, and pathogens that can probably make the situation even worse. Also, make sure you’re cutting the branch at least twelve inches below the affected part to avoid contact with the infection.

However, if you suspect that more than one branch is affected, it’s better to leave it to a professional tree removal service. They’ll know of the right techniques and they will be equipped with the right tools to perform the task effectively. There’s always a risk of injury with tree removal if you don’t have prior experience, right tools, and protection gear.

Clean the Yard After Removal

When you’re done with removing the infected part from the tree, don’t forget to remove it from your property as well. Even after being removed, diseased wood chips and stems can harm other trees. A professional tree remover will make sure that the affected branches are removed and disposed of properly.

If you need more assistance with tree maintenance, tree removal, tree trimming, and stump grinding in Flower Mound, TX, get in touch with the experts at Trees Inc. of Denton

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