Most trees have natural bends and leans in them, and often
times they grow that way and have enough counter balance in their roots to
support the tree. However, if you notice that a tree in your yard has only
started to lean… chances are that the root structure has been compromised.
It’s helpful to consult old photographs, if possible, to see
if the tree has recently developed the lean, or if you’re simply noticing an
existing lean. Any recent change is worthy of assessing for hazards.
In order to assess the health of the root system and the
trunk, you will want a certified arborist, or better yet, a certified tree
expert, to assess the root system’s structural integrity, however there are
some signs to look out for -->READ MORE
PROBLEM: "I think my neighbor's tree is going to fall on my house, what can I do?"
Generally, we would hope that our neighbors are thoughtful and considerate people. In most cases, the best remedy for this kind of situation is to point out the potential hazard to your neighbor, and ask them to hire a tree removal expert to trim or remove the tree as necessary.
Unfortunately, there are those times when we find that a neighbor -->READ MORE
Why are the leaves on my dogwood tree turning yellow?
If your dogwood’s leaves are yellowing faster than the trees around it, or during a time of year that they normally wouldn’t, the likely culprit is a condition known as Chlorosis.
What Causes Chlorosis?
Caused by an iron deficiency, chlorosis is the result of your trees inability to absorb enough iron from the soil, making it difficult for it to produce chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the chemical that gives the leaf its green appearance.
There are several reasons chlorosis may occur. If the soil in which your tree is planted in is too alkaline (having a PH above 7.5) then it will be unable to absorb enough iron.