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Signs and Symptoms of a Dying or Dead Tree 

Are you one of those people who did not know that their tree is dying until it fell down? You’re not alone, and we can’t blame you either. Spotting a dying or dead tree is not easy for some people; especially that they almost looked the same in both conditions. We start noticing that it’s suffering from a disease once the signs are really obvious and visible. So, to avoid this from happening to you, the following are the signs and symptoms that your trees are suffering from disease.  

Dead Tree

Seeping Fluid 

If you consider seeping fluid as normal, then think again. If your tree is experiencing from this, then clearly something’s going on with it. The seeping fluid is a sign that the tree has alcohol smile faux. The odor of such liquid is often sour, and leaves some dark streaks on the bark part. If the disease is already worse, excess fluid pooping around the base could happen. This type of disease happens during spring or summer. So if you notice fluids around those seasons, call professionals of tree removal Hamilton right away.  

Hard and Gray Growths 

Another sign that your tree is suffering from disease is when you see a hoof-shaped structure around it. This structure is hard and has the color gray. The cause of this disease is a fungus named fomes fomentarius. The trees it damage are the species Hickory, Birch, Cherry and Maple. You will notice millions of tiny white pores on the bottom of it. The fungus will attach itself to the tree, growing bigger every time. 

Black Flower or Shoots 

One of the most common diseases that your tree could suffer from is fire blight. If you notice that the tree’s flowers or shoots turn black, then it got the disease. Over time, they will bend and transform into a shepherd’s crook shape. After the tree is infected, these signs will appear. If it’s not stopped, the bacterial will enter the tree’s system and attack its immunity.  

Peeling Bark 

The tree could also suffer from peeling, especially in its bark area. This is not very difficult to spot, since the bark spot is easily noticeable. If a disease or infection affects the bark, it will make the tree unhealthy. It’s because the bark protects the tree’s inner core, so if it’s infected then the tree’s health will decline. Once the bark starts to peel, the trees will stop receiving the nutrients it needs. A large peel on the bark could be lethal for a tree.  

Shelves Near the Base 

The tree could also be infected with another fungus, naked inonotus dryadeus. It affects the growth of the tree’s branches. It could also travel all throughout the tree, and once it reaches the base, it will form a large shelf near the roots, which is color brown. This will turn black over time, and will also harden. The good news is that, you can remove the shelf before it totally affects the tree.