15 Jun 2021

Bringing New Life to Your Landscape with Bushor’s Tree Surgeons

When you first hear the term ‘tree surgeon’, you may wonder what that job really entails. The term ‘tree surgeons’ and ‘arborists’ are used interchangeably to refer to professionals who care for trees and plants.

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, our expert team has a passion for keeping your landscape and trees in good health and looking their best.

In this guide, we break down how our tree surgeon professionals can bring your landscape new life.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • What to Expect Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ Certified Team
  • Some of Bushor’s Tree Surgeons Top Services
  • Get the Best Care For the Trees Around Your Home

What to Expect Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ Certified Team

A tree surgeon is skilled in the proper maintenance and removal of trees in an urban setting. However, their job isn’t limited to only pruning and removing trees. You can count on them to provide a plethora of tree care services, such as: 

  • Cabling & Bracing
  • Fertilization
  • Stump Removal
  • Diagnosing Tree Diseases

Some of Bushor’s Tree Surgeons Top Services:

Tree care is a job best left to professionals. 

DIY or using the services of an unqualified person could easily lead to injury, destruction of property, and irrevocable damage to your trees. 

Hiring a reputable tree specialist like Bushor’s Tree Surgeons ensures exceptional services in the following areas:

  • Limb Removal: 

    • Whether you need to prune the branches of your tree to enhance growth or remove limbs that interfere with structures or other trees, it’s best to leave tree cutting jobs to experts to ensure your safety and the best result.
  • Tree Maintenance: 

    • Bushor’s Tree Surgeons can help diagnose different ailments in trees and offer a reliable solution. We have the knowledge needed to care for damaged trees and give them a new life. We will also examine your trees and advise you to remove them if they have the potential to cause hazards.
  • Tree Removal: 

    • At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we have the right skill and experience to remove trees of all sizes. Even in tricky surroundings, we provide exceptional services without causing damage to your landscape or property. 
  • Maintaining the Landscape: 

    • Your trees and shrubs need to be well maintained to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your landscape. Trimming small plants may seem easy, but you need professional expertise to trim big branches, diagnose problems, recommend a solution and achieve the desired look.
  • Give Advice:

    • Professional tree surgeons can help you choose suitable trees for your landscape and position them well within your yard. Bushor’s Tree Surgeons offer valuable information on how to care for trees from when you plant them until they’re mature.  Our advice can help grow healthy trees and make your landscape more interesting and alluring.

Get the Best Care For the Trees Around Your Home:

If you want to give the best care to the trees around your home, it’s best to do it with an expert team that shares your passion for trees. Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ professional tree surgeons can teach you maintenance techniques and proper care to ensure that your trees maintain their integrity and overall wellness. Whether it’s for commercial or residential projects, you can trust our tree specialists to offer knowledgeable services to protect the beauty and health of your trees.

20 Jan 2021

The Link Between Tree Trimming and the Winter Season

Tree care is a necessary service to ensure the appearance and integrity of your trees. By regularly taking care of your trees, you will reduce potential hazards to surrounding structures and vegetation, keeping your yard looking crisp, like cold winter air.

Unlike other seasons, winter is a slow one when it comes to outdoor growth. Some may feel this is a period of relaxation from the constant mowing, weed-pulling, and planting of other seasons. However, tree trimming is a task that is best suited for the wintertime for multiple reasons, stemming from safety precautions to maintaining the health of your trees.

Winter Helps with Branch Visibility

During the warmer seasons like summer and spring, the top of a tree, known as the crown, is lush with leaves that make it hard to navigate through the branches. With little visibility, it can be dangerous for arborists to make important cuts. During winter, trees shed their leaves, exposing the intricacy of the branches, making it easier for arborists to perform necessary tree trimming because dead or diseased branches are easier to spot and remove. Also, if any branches are growing off the overall growth pattern, they are easier to prune.

Tree’s Become Dormant During Winter

As temperatures decrease, trees enter a dormant state. Activities such as growing and producing buds and fruits, or transferring sunlight into energy using photosynthesis, are stopped while the tree rests. Dormancy is the perfect time to trim because the trees have stored this energy from the growing season to last through the winter. The tree is in the best possible condition to endure and defend the surgical-like cuts of tree pruning. This leads us to the next reason why winter is the best time for tree trimming: Your trees are safest from pests and parasites that could cause infections.

Dormancy Protects a Tree’s Health After Trimming

Just as a tree enters dormancy in winter, so do the pests and microbes that would prey on the open wounds of a pruning job. These cuts emit a particular scent that attracts insects that feed on and bore into the plant tissue. Like a cut on your skin can lead to potential infection, as can cuts on a tree. However, if these parasites are not on the prowl like during the winter, a tree is safe from disease-carrying insects, giving the tree ample opportunity to heal the trims.

Searching For Professional Help With All Your Winter Tree Needs?

Here at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we take pride in our work and hold the necessary qualifications to be your trusted Jacksonville tree specialists. We can help you maintain the health of your trees, from trimming to even tree removal. With over 100 years of combined Arboricultural experience, our team knows we can work with you to find real tree solutions while maintaining your safety, our safety, and the safety of your property and vegetation. Please visit our services page or contact us at 904-731-9100 to request a tree trimming consultation today.

20 Dec 2020

What Exactly is a Tree Surgeon?

“Tree surgeon” is a role that many people may not be familiar with. The role of a tree surgeon encompasses everything from pruning trees to diagnosis and general treatment, care and maintenance of trees. Many aspects of a tree surgeon’s job can be considered to be dangerous, and so it is important to call in the professionals when dealing with potentially dangerous scenarios.

What does a tree surgeon do?

A tree surgeon can handle caring for your trees, from maintenance and diagnosis to removal.

As part of tree maintenance, tree surgeons can handle pruning/trimming. It is important to remove dead or weak branches to maintain the overall health of your tree. They can climb the length of your tree and ensure that no branches are missed. This process can prove to be extremely dangerous, but tree surgeons are trained to handle heavy equipment while suspended a long way from the ground.

For existing trees, it can be hard to determine when there is a problem, or even if there is a problem. Tree surgeons can inspect and diagnose your trees and determine an appropriate treatment plan, or if your tree should be removed.

If your tree or tree stump does need to be removed, tree surgeons can take care of that as well. When removing trees, it is important to not leave anything behind, and their specialized equipment ensures a clean removal.

When you plant a new tree, you may do so with absolute care, but sometimes it may require a little more help. A new tree may require cabling or bracing for support. And as your trees get old, they may lose their structural integrity, so this may also require cabling or bracing. Tree surgeons are able to determine what is needed and can help support your tree.

A professional tree surgery service, such as Bushor’s Tree Surgeons can take care of all of your tree needs, from planting to removing. Their team of certified arborists can handle any job, big or small.

Looking for a Tree Surgeon in Jacksonville, FL?

When it comes to your trees, you may realize that some of the more dangerous or specialized jobs should be left to the professionals. Tree surgeons are the professionals you should call for any of your tree needs. Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. For every job, our team of certified arborists comes prepared with the necessary knowledge and quality equipment to produce the safest and cleanest results.

Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment.

11 Sep 2020
The Risks of Hiring an Uninsured or Unlicensed Arborist

The Risks of Hiring an Uninsured or Unlicensed Arborist

Whether you need some simple plumbing work or need your roof fixed, you tend to look for a licensed professional to ensure that the job is done correctly and safely. The same goes for tree care. You want to hire an insured and licensed arborist for tree care. Hiring an uninsured or unlicensed arborist comes with risks. You want to hire a person and/or company with credentials. Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is experienced, licensed, and skilled individuals that are legally approved and recognized to work by the state. 

Tree work is dangerous. Tree pruning and removal requires skills and expertise, especially when dealing with trees around power lines, underground utilities and buildings. Not to mention, tree equipment is also dangerous as well. Working with trees is a risky job. You want someone certified and qualified!

It should not automatically be assumed that a tree service is licensed, so don’t be afraid to ask! If you hire a tree service company or individual without the proper licensure or insurance, you could be held liable for any damages to your trees, property, home, or for anyone-the-job injuries. You don’t want to deal with lawsuits and big bills.

If a tree service company is properly insured and licensed, they will easily be able to provide you with their credentials before taking on a job. 

Some good ways to tell if an arborist isn’t properly insured or licensed is if they don’t give a detailed description of their services, plan to use spikes to climb trees, or recommend topping your tree. If a tree service cannot explain their services or why they recommend it, this is a red flag. It’s also a red flag if the tree service wants to use spikes as it can cause damaging wounds to the tree or they want to top the tree because it leaves the tree weak and unstable.

Licensed and insured arborists have put in the time and effort to provide quality service to you. Their licenses show they know how to use professional and safe standards. 

Also, don’t be afraid to ask for customer referrals and reviews. If they are unable to give you any, they are likely not a reputable company. 

When you hire a licensed arborist, you are working with someone who knows how to work with trees, how to care for trees, and is fully versed in safety protocols. They are equipped to handle difficult situations, and can answer all your questions. 

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we are ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborists, which means we have extensive knowledge and experience caring for trees. It takes a minimum of three years of full-time experience in arboriculture to become a certified arborist. A degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute is also required.

Our certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s). Our arborists will inform you of what our evaluation revealed. 

Our team can safely trim, remove, and care for trees on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long. 

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree  Care Specialist in Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

09 Mar 2020
How often should you trim your tree?

How often should you trim your tree?

There’s no denying that trees on your property come with immense benefits. Healthy trees provide privacy, add great beauty to your landscape, and can even reduce noise in an urban environment. Due to these great benefits, it is essential you properly care for your trees to ensure they last for years to come. One of the most crucial steps in proper tree maintenance is tree trimming/pruning. 

From improving a tree’s beauty to increasing their sun exposure and air circulation, there are many reasons as to why tree trimming/pruning is so important. You can read more about the importance of tree trimming in our recent blog post, “Reasons to Trim your Trees.” Without routing tree trimming, you may notice your trees do not grow properly, begin to look unhealthy or that their branches begin to pose as a threat to you, your family, and property. 

Now that you understand that tree trimming/pruning is vital, you may be wondering how often you should have your trees trimmed. Although every tree is different in size, age, and characteristics, the general rule-of-thumb is to prune your mature trees every three to five years and youthful trees every two to three years. If you are unsure of the last time your tree was pruned/trimmed, you can contact a tree expert to see when your routine tree trimming appointment should be scheduled. 

Outside of your routine tree trimming/pruning appointment, below are a few additional situations where you should have your tree professionally trimmed:

  • You notice your tree’s branches are growing too close to your home.
  • You notice your tree’s branches are too close to power lines or other significant structures. 
  • You see a suspicious, ill, or dead branch posing as a threat to your property. 
  • You discover a broken branch following a storm or hurricane. 
  • Your tree’s branches are blocking a walkway.

Looking for Tree Trimming in Jacksonville, FL?

If you’re looking to schedule your routine tree trimming/pruning appointment or believe your trees could use a preventative trim, it’s time to call a professional tree company! At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL, our staff of Tree Specialists and Certified Arborists have decades of combined experience. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to evaluate your tree(s) and see if/when a tree trimming/pruning is needed.

 

In addition, our certified arborists know how to trim the trees without damaging the tree; we work to ensure the highest quality of tree care in the city of Jacksonville. You don’t want to accidentally harm or kill your tree due to over-trimming or trimming at an improper time, which is why you should rely on a tree specialist.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons has been providing exceptional tree services in Jacksonville, Florida and St. Augustine, Florida for over fifty years. You can learn more about our full-service tree care company by visiting our ‘About Us’ page. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Trimming Services in Jacksonville, Florida CONTACT PAGE to set up your consultation with our team of professionals. In addition to tree trimming and pruning, we also specialize in Tree Removal, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.

31 Jan 2020
Reasons to Consider Tree Removal

Reasons to Consider Tree Removal

It can be difficult to say goodbye to your beloved tree or to imagine what your property will look like without it. Unfortunately, sometimes trees can develop issues or pose a threat to your home, property, children, or pets. Considering trees have so much to offer and add significant value to your property, tree removal is often a difficult decision to make. 

Before deciding on tree removal, you should always consult with a tree specialist to see if there is a solution for your tree’s issues or if removal is the best option. While you should never make quick judgments about tree removal, you should act quickly before the problem gets out of hand and becomes a dangerous situation. The longer a dead or diseased tree is left unattended, the more dangerous it becomes to live with and to remove.

8 Reasons to Consider Tree Removal

  1. The tree is diseased or unhealthy. Take a look at the crown of the tree and the branches. Are they dying or showing other signs of tree decay? You may need to consult a professional to determine the cause and if the diseased tree can be nurtured back to health. Schedule a tree removal consultation with our team of ISA certified arborists to diagnose your tree’s condition.
  2. The tree is overgrown and dangerously close to your home. Trees grow larger over time, which is why it is vital to plant trees a safe distance from your home or valued property. If this step was never taken when planting the tree, there may be no way to keep the tree’s excessive growth at bay.
  3. The tree is damaged, split, or severely broken. Hurricanes and intense storms often cause severe damage to trees, which is often irreversible. If a large portion of the tree is damaged, it may be time to consider tree removal. 
  4. The tree is excessively dropping branches. If your tree is losing limbs frequently, you should have it inspected for disease or other structural issues. Sudden branch failure may be perfectly normal for your tree, so be sure to consult a tree specialist before taking further action.
  5. The tree is leaning toward your home, yard, or high traffic area. A leaning tree is a dangerous situation that should always be taken care of immediately. Only a tree specialist should be trusted to make a decision about removing a leaning tree. 
  6. The tree is obstructing your view of traffic. If your tree is endangering you or your neighbors’ view of a busy road, have this tree trimmed or completely removed to prevent dangerous driving conditions.
  7. The tree has lost its structural integrity. This may not be obvious to the average tree owner, so it is important to have a professional inspect your tree if you have any concerns.
  8. The tree is dead. If your tree has died, this should be an obvious reason to have the tree removed immediately.

Never attempt to remove a tree on your own. Trees are massive and require the care of a team of tree experts to handle the removal process. Our team of tree specialists and certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons specialize in difficult-to-remove trees.

Looking for Tree Removal Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you want to learn more about whether or not you should have a tree removed, contact our certified team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons to schedule a consultation. 

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Our team offers five-star tree removal services in Jacksonville, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our  Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists. 

 

08 Jan 2020
5 Reasons to Hire a Certified Arborist

5 Reasons to Hire a Certified Arborist

There are many reasons why you should consider hiring a certified arborist to care for your trees. Not only does an accredited arborist have years of training and experience working with trees, but he/she is knowledgeable about the science behind tree care, planting, and maintenance.

What is an Arborist?
A certified arborist must go through training, education, and accreditation by the International Society of Arboriculture. Being an ISA Credential Holder means that you are dedicated to your profession and community.

  • Services Arborists Provide
    Arborists provide many useful services and have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right. Some services an arborist can provide are:
    Tree Trimming and Pruning to improve health, aesthetic, or safety
    Tree Cabling and Bracing to increase stability and avoid tree removal
    Tree Diagnosis to identify diseases and tend to health issues
    Tree Stump Removal to restore your property to its former glory
    Tree Removal when necessary for safety reasons

Five Reasons to Hire a Certified Arborist

  1. No tree specialist is more dedicated to their work, trees, and community than an ISA certified arborist. Going through the process of becoming a certified arborist is not required to be considered a tree specialist. However, getting certifications shows that a tree specialist is fully committed to the health and care of the trees they work with.
  2. ISA Certified Arborists have extensive knowledge and experience caring for trees. A minimum of three years of full-time experience in arboriculture is required to become a certified arborist. They must also acquire a degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute.
  3. Properly cared-for trees will increase the value of your home and property. Mature trees and attractive landscaping will make your property more appealing to buyers or tenants. Great landscaping will often increase the value of your home more than a kitchen or bathroom remodel.
  4. They are adequately trained in how to safely remove trees while using the right equipment and avoiding any damage to your home or property. Certified arborists are equipped to handle difficult jobs due to storm damage and storm clean-up. You can see how our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons was able to help with clean-up efforts after Hurricane Irma.
  5. They are trained in how to diagnose tree diseases and problems. Just like people, trees can contract infections and diseases. A certified arborist has the knowledge and ability to diagnose your tree’s illness and suggest the best economical solution to ensure the health and survival of your tree.

Looking for a Certified Arborist in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you want to learn more about how a certified arborist can help you care for and service your trees, contact our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our  Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact  page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

03 Dec 2019
Winter Tree Maintenance Tips from a Jacksonville Tree Care Specialist

Winter Tree Maintenance Tips from a Jacksonville Tree Care Specialist

Although winters are less severe here in Jacksonville, Florida compared to other areas of the country, tree care during winter should never be neglected. Many plants and trees can survive in frigid conditions, but taking a few extra steps to protect your trees will ensure their survival and health this winter season. Follow these helpful tips on pruning, watering, and wrapping to keep your trees happy, safe, and warm.

Tree Trimming and Pruning

The dormant season is a great time to schedule tree trimming and pruning for a few reasons. As your trees lose their foliage, it becomes easier to identify sections of the tree that need to be trimmed. Your arborist will have a better understanding of what needs to be pruned. Some trees can’t even be pruned unless they are dormant because of the risk of spreading disease. Just like your trees, many diseases that harm trees are inactive in the wintertime. This means pruning when it is cold out, decreases the risk of spreading disease to other parts of your tree. Contact our team of certified arborists to handle any and all pruning and tree trimming needs.

 

Hydration and Mulching

Trees need plenty of water even in the colder months, so be sure to provide your trees with proper hydration. Water trees thoroughly throughout the fall season to make sure they are ready for the cold months. One way to keep your trees hydrated throughout the winter season (and all year long) is to cover your trees’ roots with mulch. Mulching helps your tree conserve water for more extended periods of time. Make sure you water your trees before the temperature drops into freezing. Watering your trees in freezing conditions causes frost and ice and could do more harm than good.

 

Wrapping Trees

Most trees can survive the colder temperatures in Florida pretty well, but there are some that might need a little extra protection. Younger trees and trees with thin bark should be treated with extra care through the winter months. You may want to consider wrapping your trees to prevent damage from frost and ice. If you are going to take the time to wrap your younger trees, be sure to use frost cloth from your local gardening store. You will want to contact a tree care specialist to ensure the safety of your more vulnerable trees.

 

Winter can be tough on our trees and plants, but taking a few extra steps to ensure their safety can make a huge impact on the health and longevity of them. Follow these tips and watch your trees grow and blossom when spring comes around.

 

Looking for a Tree Care Specialist in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding keeping your trees healthy this winter season, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons to schedule a consultation and find out what the best next steps for your trees would be. 

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists. 

28 Oct 2019
How to Tell Your Tree Has Structural Damage

How to Tell Your Tree Has Structural Damage

Structural damage in trees can be a serious concern for your tree’s health and for your family’s safety. From overgrown branches and damaged roots to disease and decay, there are many ways a tree can become structurally unsound. Don’t neglect a structural issue and risk damaging your property. If you are unsure or concerned that your trees might have structural flaws, read the following tips from a professional Jacksonville tree service company

 

Dead and Damaged Branches 

One of the simplest ways to tell if your tree has any visible structural flaws is to inspect the branches of your tree. If they look, dead, broken, or weak that could be a sign that something is wrong.  Maybe your tree took some unnoticed damage during hurricane season. Look closely for any cracks, splits, or wounds and use binoculars to get a closer look at the damage. 

Dead branches can be especially harmful to your tree’s health. A decaying branch can take years to fall and in that time spread decay to nearby branches and even the trunk. This could lead to a bigger structural or health issue for your tree. A dead or damaged branch can be hard to spot if you’re not a tree surgeon. If you suspect a dying limb might take over your tree, call a tree service for an inspection. 

Root Damage

One of the leading causes of structural damage in trees is root damage. While root damage can be difficult to diagnose since you usually can’t see them, there are other ways to tell if a tree is suffering the effects of damaged roots. A tree with damaged roots will not have the ability to absorb water from the soil as it should. This will lead to dead limbs, diminished foliage, and stunted growth in its limbs and trunk. It will oftentimes take several years to see the effects of root damage so you might not know your tree’s roots were ever at risk of being injured. Because root damage takes a while to be noticed, have a tree service inspect your trees annually. If anything is of concern, your tree service will spot it. 

Leaning Trees  

Trees that lean sharply to one side could be a tremendous threat to your property’s safety. When a tall tree is affected by severe winds, it may develop a permanent tilt to one side, endangering anything or anyone below. A lone tree is more at risk of wind damage than many trees planted together. The effects of harsh winds on a tree standing alone are worse than a tree surrounded by others. A leaning tree is a threat to your home and your safety. If a tree is leaning too close for comfort, call your local tree service. 

Widened Crown

One common issue among trees in backyards and urban areas is widening crowns. Some trees that don’t have to compete for sunlight develop wide, massive lower branches difficult for the tree to accommodate. This can lead to a structurally unsound tree that is in danger of falling. Calling a tree service company to inspect your tree and decide if it should be trimmed or pruned is a great way to avoid an overburdened tree and keep it safe and secure.

 

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If your trees are exhibiting any of these symptoms, it’s time to call a Jacksonville arborist!

Our certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s) and determine if branches close to or over your home are a risk. Our arborists will inform you of what branches should be trimmed or removed. We believe in saving trees, but we also believe in keeping your home safe. Sometimes removing an unhealthy tree is the best decision for your home and the surrounding landscape.

Our team can safely and easy remove tree branches from trees overhanging on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long. 

 Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists. 

01 Oct 2019
4 Ways to Tell a Tree is Unhealthy

4 Ways to Tell a Tree is Unhealthy

Most people don’t know all the signs of an unhealthy tree. While you see the trees on your property every day, you may not know exactly what to look for when determining their health. Trees don’t become unhealthy overnight. They decay and lose their health over time. 

It’s important to take notice of how your tree is growing in order to maintain its health. An unhealthy tree can be potentially dangerous to your home, property, and person. If your tree is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it may be time to call your local arborists.

 

Leaves

Leaves promote the health of the tree; after all, trees gather most of their nutrients through their leaves. They are also a significant indicator that something may be wrong with the tree. When a tree loses a significant amount of leaves either all over or in a particular area, that may be a sign the tree isn’t healthy. Leaves that are growing smaller than normal or are an unusual color could also be an indicator that the tree isn’t doing well. 

 

Broken and Weak Branches

One or two broken branches aren’t bad. But if there is an excessive amount of broken branches, your tree has a problem. During the winter or even during the storm season, it can be hard to determine if a tree is healthy by looking at its branches. It’s normal for those seasons to be hard on trees. But if you feel that the tree is losing branches excessively, it’s time to have the tree inspected.

 

If it’s Leaning

This is a slightly obvious sign of tree health. Healthy trees should be standing straight. Leaning trees are a big indicator that the health of the tree has declined. A tree should be able to support the weight of its branches. If it’s starting to lean, it means the tree can no longer handle its own weight. An arborist will be able to make a plan to potentially save the tree.

 

Abnormal Fungi

Healthy trees don’t have a lot of fungi or mushrooms growing on them. Fungi is different from moss which simply uses the tree to grow on. Trees start to decay from the inside out. Fungus feeds off of dead tissue. So if you spot fungus or mushrooms on a tree, that’s a sign that the tree has already begun dying.

 

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl? 

If your trees are exhibiting any of these symptoms, it’s time to call a Jacksonville arborist!

Our certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s) and determine if branches close to or over your home are a risk. Our arborists will inform you of what branches should be trimmed or removed. We believe in saving trees, but we also believe in keeping your home safe. Sometimes removing an unhealthy tree is the best decision for your home and the surrounding landscape.

Our team can safely and easy remove tree branches from trees overhanging on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long. 

 Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.