Is Your Tree Losing Bark? Signs If A Tree Is Sick Or Dying
By: Cyrux Smart Solutions
As trees grow, they increase their layers. As the fibrous tissues on the inside of the tree expand, the bark will shed to make space for the new growth. Young trees rarely shed their bark because the skin is still soft. Older trees don't share the same elasticity which can result in minor splitting, cracking, and shedding as the tree grows. In some tree species, the bark will curl up in strips.
Fungal infestations can occur under the bark that causes it to shed. If you have a tree that has irregular spots of shedding on its bark, chances are, it has a fungus. Diseases such as canker can get in through the tree bark when this happens, it can lead to tree death if not remedied. Most canker diseases appear as black, brown, or red lesions on the bark of a healthy tree. This ailment is frequently found in birch, maples, beech, and willow trees. Extreme temperature fluctuation, too much water, or not enough water is typically the cause of cankers.
Damage from Insects & Critters
Animals are mobile creatures while trees are stuck in one spot. Animals like voles, porcupines, and squirrels often make meals or homes out of the bark from trees. Woodpeckers are another bane to our immobile friends. They peck holes into the tree to allow the sap to flow in an effort to attract insects for their meal. Most healthy or young trees are able to heal from this type of damage, but some trees can lose branches depending on the severity of the damage.
How Five Star Tree Services Can Help
When you see your trees in any sort of duress, it can be hard to tolerate. Sometimes, even the natural cycle of a trees life can seem worrisome. If you think that your tree may be suffering from fungus, infestation or some other issue, we can help. The arborists here at Five Star Tree Services (https://www.fivestartreecare.ca/