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Got Tree Problems? There are Solutions!

by Jim and Dawn Forbus 10/06/2019

Many problems can affect your favorite yard tree. Some of these problems are easy to combat while others are more serious and may take a while to fix. Are the leaves on your tree turning brown, or perhaps, it is not growing well? The good news is that you can solve most of these problems on your own. Here are some of the universal tree problems and how you can get them resolved:

Inadequate Nutrients and Mineral Recycling 

In the forest, leaves fall off and decompose, providing abundant nutrients for trees. However, in our landscape, trees tend to suffer as a result of lack of nutrients. You can fix this problem by fertilizing your tree at the appropriate time. Also, mulching is another way to solve this issue. The soil nutrients get replenished with microorganism and nutrients as the mulch decomposes.

Compacted Soil 

The soils in the majority of our yard get compacted due to various human activities; hence, the trees grow in this unfavorable condition. The solution here is to loosen up for the soil. You can employ the process called vertical mulching. It replenishes the ground in the root zone of the tree. Better still, you can mix organic matter with the soil to loosen the compacted soil.

Opportunistic Pests

Stressed trees are more prone to pest infestation. The common causes of tree stress include poor nutrition, poor environmental condition, and wrong location. The problem becomes aggravated if the tree is already competing with the surrounding grass for nutrients. The best solution in the case of pest and diseases infestation is early treatment. Also, try as much as possible to always be on the lookout for pests, and you may contact your local arborist for guidance. 

Natural and mechanical Damage 

Animals, lawn equipment, and any other garden equipment can damage the tree. For instance, rabbit and dogs can wreak havoc on your shrubs and trees. Apart from that, string trimmers and mowers can hurt the tree accidentally. The injuries afflicted by animals or lawn equipment always interrupted the circulation of water and nutrient within the tree. It is essential that you examine your trees regularly to detect serious injuries early. You can as well boost the health of your trees by mulching, watering, and fertilizing. 

A tree is an essential part of our garden, be sure to be on the lookout for any problems or signs of distress with trees near you to ensure that they can be fixed early enough.

About the Author
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Jim and Dawn Forbus

Realtor, CRS, ABR, SRES, CNE (11 years experience)

Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Foreclosure

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My father said, "If you deal with a salesman, deal with someone who believes in their product or service and has personally experienced it" So, prior to my professional career in Real Estate, I did just that!

Real Estate Investor since 1981, 20 personal real estate deals.

Assisted hundreds of families with their real estate needs since 2007. 

My goal is to continue to provide people with the information, and qualityservice, to make an informed decision for their real estate needs.

Experienced real estate investor since 1981, with experience in money savingrenovations to maximize return on investments.

Active as a volunteer and board member with Honor Flight Nevada to assistveterans to visit the memorials built in their honor in Washington D.C. Helping veterans is a privilege and an honor for me! www.HonorFlightNV.org "I do real estate to support my Honor Flighthabit!"  

Designations: Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist,Senior Real Estate Specialist, and Certified Negotiation Expert, and Property Manager.

Specialties: Assisting First time home buyers in assessing improvements needed prior to the purchase of their first home. Assisting Sellers in selling their home in the least amount of time for the most amount of money.