Heaven Contracting Advise on How to Spot Tree Diseases & Their Symptoms

Monday 19 August 2019, 5:42PM
By Beckie Wright

Sometimes the symptoms of tree decay are obvious. Leaves fail to appear in the spring, large swaths of bark disappear from the trunk, branches become dry and riddled with holes from wood-boring pests. However, at other times, it’s less clear when trees are in poor health. Signs of internal rot include mushrooms growing on brittle bark, branches falling off, and discolored leaves.

Decaying trees can be dangerous, and trees near the end of their lives are more likely to be knocked over during storms or by significant gusts, and should be removed if they pose any danger to property or people, Heaven Contracting say,

“The responsibility falls on the homeowner to maintain or remove dead or hazardous trees”.

Without the help of a professional, it can be incredibly difficult to pinpoint which pathogen is responsible for the symptoms in your tree or shrub, but Heaven Contracting say there are certain signs to look out for that will determine the health of your garden. They recommend that homeowners and business owners survey their property for any obvious signs of decaying trees and call a certified arborist for trees that look as if they may be in distress. 

Regarding pests, the most obvious indicator of a pest infestation would be seeing the insect with your own eyes, confirming any doubts you may have had. Some other common symptoms of pest infestations include discolouration, curling, spots and holes in leaves. Branches may look dull and become fragile, making them susceptible to breaking and falling. The tree’s trunk may look cracked and be flaky, signifying poor health and a lack of nutrients.

Heaven Contracting recommend regular maintenance, and hiring a professional arborist will take the stress out of maintaining your garden when you don’t have the time. At Heaven Contracting, they offer complete maintenance, including tree trimming services, tree pruning services and tree removal when necessary, so for more information on arborists North Shore, tree surgeons Auckland, stump grinding Auckland, arborists West Auckland and palm tree stump removal please go to .