My Evergreen Is Turning Brown. What Is Causing This?

There are numerous destructive tree diseases that infect evergreen trees in Arlington and the DFW metroplex. Below are two of the most deadly tree diseases that are common throughout our area and that target evergreen trees.

  • Seiridium Canker: This lethal fungal pathogen spreads rapidly by means of wind, splashing rain and water run-off. Its host trees of choice are mature Leyland cypress trees; however, no fir tree variety is immune to its invasion. Leyland cypress is prevalent throughout established Arlington neighborhoods so a dead tree will immediately be an obvious eyesore. Seiridium canker causes brown branches to randomly appear amongst green branches within the same tree. This odd-looking symptom is known to arbor care experts as “flagging”. The diseased tree will die if treatment is not administered quickly so it is imperative to contact an arborist that treats sick trees promptly when you observe brown branches on your evergreen tree.
  • Pine Tip Blight: ISA certified arborists and tree care experts are aggressively battling this deadly fungal disease, as its spread throughout Arlington and the North Texas region is increasing at a staggering rate. Pine tip blight infects mature, established evergreens that are generally over thirty years in age and that have suffered wounds and abrasions. This pathogen spreads quickly via winds and blowing rain and causes the death of the tree if left untreated. At first, needles turn brown and die. As the disease progresses the bottom branches will turn brown and the browning will progress upward. The infected tree develops excessive cankers and tiny black spots appear on needles and pine cones. If your evergreen tree is ailing and you notice brown needles then do not hesitate to call a tree doctor immediately!

How Do I Know If My Evergreen Tree Has A Disease?

Contact an experienced tree company and request an official diagnosis. The experienced plant pathologist will examine your tree and your outdoor habitat and then complete a tree evaluation report. The arbor care specialist will determine what treatment is needed to rid your evergreen tree of the disease and will then administer the necessary treatment.

What Can Be Done To Eliminate The Disease And Keep My Evergreen Tree Healthy?

The following are some of the treatments necessary to rid fir trees of infectious diseases, proactive measures that a homeowner can take and health-boosting treatments to guard the health of your evergreen trees.

Remove Dead or Several Diseased Trees:

An experienced tree removal service must promptly carefully remove and destroy all ground debris, tree stumps, and dead or severely diseased trees from your outdoor grounds. This will eliminate the destructive spores from your outdoor environment and prevent the tree disease from infecting your other trees.

Avoid Unintentional Wounding:

Many serious tree diseases invade trees that have suffered wounds and abrasions. Your trees can be wounded unintentionally by mowers, weed trimmers and shovels. Entrust the care of your residential outdoor environment and your trees and plants to an experienced tree care specialist. They will oversee the regular maintenance of your outdoor grounds and ensure that unintentional wounding does not occur and jeopardize the health of your trees.

Regularly-Schedule Tree Pruning:

All dead or infected branches must be pruned by a tree pruning service using sanitized tools so as to prevent the tree disease from progressing through the tree’s vascular structure. Regularly-scheduled pruning will make certain that your tree’s branches receive sufficient sunlight and air circulation.

Ensure There Is Proper Drainage:

Established Arlington neighborhoods frequently have areas with compacted soil, standing water, and excessive soil moisture. This can damage tree roots and invite destructive pathogens. An experienced tree company will evaluate your residential outdoor environment and rectify all areas that have compacted soil and poor drainage issues.

Deep Root Fertilization:

We highly recommend this key tree health-boosting treatment! Many homeowners make the mistake of assuming that topical lawn fertilizer applications are sufficient for their trees when that is not the case. The highly-skilled tree expert injects under pressure the liquid nutrients the tree requires directly into its root zone. Soil aeration occurs and compacted soil is alleviated by the injected oxygen. Trees that receive this important treatment annually are 95% more resistant to diseases and develop a strong root structure.

Continual Tree Health Care Maintenance Plan:

Your trees are a valuable investment and their health must be protected. Stately trees are highlights throughout your outdoor environment, provide shade, lower your electric costs and increase your property value. The best arborist in Arlington, Texas will customize an ongoing tree and plant health care program specifically for you. You will be freed of the responsibility and concern of making certain your trees are strong and well, you will not be faced with the unwanted high costs of tree removal or tree replacement and you will have the peace of mind in knowing that your outdoor environment and your trees will always be beautiful and make you proud.