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Harsh conditions, incorrect pruning techniques, age, severe weather, pest and disease are all factors that can put your trees at risk. Recognising the signs that your tree needs some attention is critical to maintaining its health and ensuring longevity. A professional Arborist inspection is highly recommended if you notice any changes in your trees or they are showing signs of distress. This ensures the tree can be properly evaluated and the appropriate action can be taken promptly to ensure the safety of your home and family.

So what are the top signs your tree needs an Arborist inspection? Here’s what to look out for:

1. Changes To Leaves

Aussie Tree Solutions Changes To Leaves

Leaf changes can be a tell-tale sign of sickness and distress. If your tree experiences significant or sudden leaf drop, it’s advisable to call your local Arborist for a full inspection as soon as possible. Leaf discolouration, holes and a thinning canopy may also be signs of a problem.

2. Signs Of Pest Infestation

If you can see active pests on your tree or the signs of pest activity such as holes, frass, shavings or cavities, it’s best to call your Arborist. Pests can lead to sickness and disease, jeopardising the tree’s health and strength.

3. Appearance Of Fungus

Aussie Tree Solutions Fungus

If you notice fungus growing on your tree or around the base of the tree, call your Arborist without delay. While not all fungi are detrimental to the health of your tree, if you are at all unsure, it is best to contact your local Arborist to arrange an inspection. Fungus can be a sign that the tree itself and or the roots of the tree are rotting which means the tree is at a higher risk of falling over.

4. Tree Is Suddenly Leaning

If a tree has suddenly started to lean, it’s highly likely the sign of a problem. It can mean that there has been significant soil erosion or movement of the root plate. The tree may have become destabilised. The tree may have been struck by lightning or impacted by severe weather. The tree may have rot in the roots or have a compromised root structure. All of these instances can mean your tree is hazardous and needs to be inspected by a professional as quickly as possible.

5. Greater Than Normal Deadwood

Aussie Tree Solutions Deadwood

If you notice your tree has more deadwood than what you would consider normal, it’s best to have it checked out, as an increase can indicate ill health.

6. Large Cracks In Trunk

If you notice your tree has large cracks in the trunk it can be a sign of sickness, stress or disease and should be checked out by a professional Arborist to ensure the tree isn’t at risk.

7. Proximity To Your House Or Services

Aussie Tree Solutions Proximity

If you have a tree or multiple trees that are growing close to your home, other structures, powerlines or services, it’s best to have them checked out to make sure they are strong and healthy and not at risk of falling over. In these cases, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Why Take The Risk?

If you are at all concerned about the health of your trees, you’re unsure or just want some reassurance that your trees aren’t at risk, call your local trusted Arborist to carry out an arborist inspection and provide an ongoing maintenance schedule for your total peace of mind. After all, a well-cared for tree is a safer tree.

For the very best in tree care and maintenance, speak to the team at Aussie Tree Solutions and book your arborist inspection today. We are fully insured, qualified and experienced in all things trees and come backed with over forty years of experience working with South-East Queensland homeowners, businesses and schools.

No matter what your tree issue is, we’ve got the solution! We provide a full range of tree care services from tree removal and tree pruning to Consulting Arborists, stump grinding and everything in-between.

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