Detecting Heart Rot in Trees | Ability Tree Experts

Detecting Heart Rot in Trees

Heart rot in trees is a fungus that attacks mostly the roots and trunks of the trees. The fungi attacks these parts of the trees through wood decay and when a tree experiences too much heart rot, it could cause the tree to break and be destroyed. The main visible evidence of heart rot in trees is a mushroom-like fungus that appears on the tree. Here are other ways you can detect heart rot in trees.

One of the best ways to successfully detect and treat heart rot in trees is to hire a licensed and qualified tree service. The tree service should also be insured in the event that something gets damaged while fixing the trees’ problems. It’s best to hire a tree service that has a licensed arborist who knows about various types of trees because he can give you a better idea of why the heart rot occurred and the solution to the problem.

Another way to detect heart rot in trees is to determine any conditions that may have caused the heart rot. If your area experienced a major drought, then there is a high likelihood that your trees may be affected by the drought in the form of heart rot near the trunk and root of the trees. If this is the case then you’ll need to call someone who is experienced in tree repair to treat the heart rot. Drought can also stunt the trees’ growth and cause the arrival of pests to eat away at the trees.

Sometimes improper care of trees is one reason why heart rot appears on trees and if you’re trying to detect heart rot in trees, you want to examine the way you’ve taken care of the trees prior to the development of the heart rot on the trees. For example, if you water your trees too much, your trees are susceptible to heart rot.

If you need assistance with detecting heart rot before you call the professionals at Ability Trees to come in and help nurse your tree back to health.