18 Mar 2021

Benefits of Tree Trimming

Tree trimming and pruning serve two essential purposes, maintaining the health of the tree and creating an aesthetically pleasing look. Bushor’s Tree Surgeons performs hazard reduction and maintenance services to keep your trees beautiful and healthy.

We have three certified arborists available for tree trimming in Jacksonville FL. Few people know this city as well as we do — between us we’ve been doing this for a combined total of 100 years.

Why Tree Trimming Is Important

Weak branches can break off in a windstorm and damage your home or vehicles. To prevent safety hazards, keep your trees properly trimmed and pruned.

Thinning out limbs and pruning branches also improves the appearance of the tree and gives your home’s curb appeal a boost. On the other hand, untrimmed trees often grow unbalanced and misshapen. So, trimming your trees improves the aesthetics of your landscape and prevents the tree’s canopy from overshadowing the entire yard.

Benefits of Regular Trimming

Proper trimming eliminates dead branches which can present a safety hazard and cause further decay. There are many other benefits of hiring our team for regular tree trimming in Jacksonville, including the following:

  • Trimming improves the structure of the tree, preventing uneven or weak branches that cross one another and compete for space.
  • Trimming your trees improves air circulation and sun exposure within the canopy and improves sunlight exposure to the underlying landscape.
  • Pruning fruit trees improves the quality of the fruit by exposing more of the tree to sunlight.
  • Pruning newly planted trees trains them into a pleasing shape and compensates for root loss.
  • Tree trimming and pruning improve visibility on your property.

When to Schedule Tree Trimming in Jacksonville, Florida

When trees are dormant, that’s the best time to call us for tree trimming in Jacksonville. FL. however, there are advantages to trimming in different seasons. For example, we can provide light pruning services whenever you want to remove deadwood and improve the health and appearance of your trees. Additionally, we recommend including seasonal pruning in your lawn maintenance schedule.

Winter Tree Pruning

Many trees go dormant in the winter, making this an ideal time for pruning. Winter pruning usually occurs between autumn and spring, after the leaves fall off the tree and before buds appear. Winter pruning clears the way for a burst of spring growth. For safety reasons, we also recommend that you call us to remove loose limbs prior to the first heavy snowfall.

Summer Tree Pruning

Summer pruning and trimming also benefits your trees. We remove damaged branches an any diseased limbs to protect the rest of the tree. In particular, we prefer to prune fruit trees in the summer to contain the spread of disease. Summer also provides a great opportunity to trim branches and create a balanced canopy.

Late-Summer/Early Fall Pruning

Some trees go dormant in late summer following a scarcity of water. Call us to trim these trees before the heavy rain begins in autumn.

Why You Should Call in the Professionals for Regular Tree Trimming

Call Bushor’s Tree Surgeons for tree trimming in Jacksonville, FL for superior results and courteous service. Choose us for the following benefits:

  • Well-trained professional
  • Certified Arborisa
  • Many years’ experience improving the health of CT tree
  • Focus on safety
  • Specialized equipped to trim and prune trees of all types and sizes
  • Technicians who respect your property

Contact us today to set up a trimming and pruning schedule for your trees.

20 Nov 2020

Is it Time to Consider Tree Removal?

Even if you are not a “nature lover,” it can be a bit sad when a tree needs to be removed. Many of us have good memories with the trees in our properties or parks. They provide shade, places to play hide-and-seek, a place to climb, a nice place to have a picnic under, and they look nice too.

Construction aside, sometimes trees need to be removed if they are sick, diseased, or pose a threat to your property or loved ones. Trees can add great value to people’s property and lives, so it can be hard to let them go, but if your tree is putting people, property or other trees at risk, it’s time to consider tree removal.
Most of us are not tree experts, and cannot always tell what’s in the best interest for the tree – this is when you call a tree specialist in. A tree specialist/certified arborist can examine the tree and determine if it can stay, if it can be moved elsewhere, or if it needs to be taken down and removed permanently.
As Jacksonville tree specialists, our team of certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are experts in tree removal, but we do love trees and try to save them and keep them in their spot if possible.
If you are questioning tree removal, don’t push it off. Contact a tree specialist right away to determine if the tree is a hazard. The longer a dead, diseased, or dangerous tree is left unattended, the more likely it can cause problems or hurt someone.

Reasons to Consider Tree Removal

  • The tree is diseased or unhealthy. Is the tree showing signs of tree decay or have a lot of dead branches? You may need to consult a professional to determine if the tree is sick and if it can be nurtured back to health. Schedule a tree removal consultation with our team of ISA certified arborists to diagnose your tree’s condition.
  • The tree is overgrown and dangerously close to your home.  If the tree is too close, it can pose a danger to your home with falling branches. See if the tree can be replanted a safe distance from your home.
  • The tree is damaged, split, or severely broken. Intense storms can 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. Get the tree checked out. 
  • The tree is excessively dropping branches. If your tree is losing limbs frequently, you should have it inspected for disease or other structural issues. Sometimes, branch loss is normal, and the tree shouldn’t be removed. 
  • 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. A tree specialist can make the proper decision about removing a leaning tree. 
  • 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.
  • The tree has lost its structural integrity. The average person may not be able to tell if a tree is structurally sound or not. Get a professional inspection of your trees to see if you have any concerns on your property. 
  • The tree is dead. If your tree has died, this should be removed immediately.

Looking for Tree Removal Services in Jacksonville, FL?

Look to the professionals to remove a tree from your yard. Tree removal can be dangerous and it requires the care and expertise of a team of certified arborists to handle the removal process. Our team of tree specialists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons specialize in tree removal in Jacksonville.

If you want to learn more about whether or not you should have a tree removed, contact our Jacksonville arborists 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 Removal contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

 

03 Aug 2020

Clean Up Your Yard This Summer

Summer is a time for cleaning. One thing that can make a huge difference in making your house look cleaner is your yard. Sometimes overgrown or even large trees can make your yard seem cluttered. While you can do minor cleaning around the yard, tree removal can make your yard look brand new. This can, in turn, make your entire home look brand new as well. You may even find yourself spending more time outside!

Tree removal is not a DIY project that you can complete yourself. You should consider looking to the expert tree removal service in Jacksonville, FL. Bushor’s Tree Surgeons can come out and provide tree removal service so you don’t have to worry. Here are some reasons why you should hire professionals for tree removal service:

  • Tree removal can be a dangerous undertaking. It can be extremely tough to remove trees, and this can ultimately cause severe injuries, especially if you are not experienced.
  • Prevent damage to your yard, and even your property. If not done correctly, tree removal can damage your yard, even permanently. And if you are not careful, you may even end up causing harm to your own property. 
  • You don’t have to invest in proper equipment — save energy, and money. When you hire a tree removal service, they come with their own equipment that is specially designed to do the job. This means you don’t have to invest in your own equipment. This also means that the equipment is using up less of your energy. Thus, in the end, you are saving money, so this is a very economical option.
  • One less thing on your summer to-do list. Cross off this huge item on your list, without lifting a finger! Let someone else do the heavy lifting.
  • Spend more time and resources on focusing on a new yard. Out with the old, in with the new. If you let the professionals handle the tree removal service, you can focus on envisioning what you want your yard to look like, after the cutter has been cleared. This gives you more time to start planning and even building your dream yard.

By hiring a professional tree service in Jacksonville, FL, you can ensure the safety of yourself, your yard, and your property.

 

Looking for Tree Removal Service in Jacksonville, FL?

If you are seriously considering tree removal, it may be time to contact professionals. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, our staff of Certified Arborists and Professional Tree Removal Experts in Jacksonville, FL have decades of combined experience in tree removal. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to safely remove your tree.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ staff of Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL has been providing exceptional tree removal service 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. Our tree care services include, but are not limited to Tree Removal, Tree Trimming/Pruning, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.

22 Jun 2020

Things to Keep in Mind For Your Trees This Summer

Summer is here! As temperatures rise and people make use of their yards, trees are often a place where memories are made. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your yard stays beautiful and healthy through the summer months:

  • This is not the best time to plant new trees: While the best time to plant new trees really depends on the type of tree, for most types of trees, summer is not the best time. Due to the high temperatures, new trees have a slimmer chance of survival.
  • Be sure not to over-water: One may be prone to watering your tree more often than usual in the summer months due to the hot weather, but it is also possible to over-water your trees. Keep in mind that the best way to know when you should water your tree is to look at the soil condition. It can also be helpful to use mulch, as it helps to hold in moisture in the roots and it also helps to regulate the temperature.
  • Call in professional tree surgeons when pruning and trimming your trees: While one may consider pruning to be a safe and easy process, it is in your tree’s best interest to hire professional tree surgeons. When trimming during times of growth, one must be cognisant not to remove more than 10% of the tree branches, as this can put your tree at risk for disease or even pests.
  • Get your trees inspected: Notice your tree having an irregular growth pattern? Caused by poor pruning, severe weather, or abnormal growing conditions, poor tree architecture can indicate a weakness or a structural imbalance. While there are many indicators to determine an unhealthy tree, it is in your tree’s best interest to consult with professional tree surgeons. Professional tree surgeons have the experience and technology needed to provide you with a true diagnosis, as well as the next best steps you should take.

Looking for Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your tree’s health, it may be time to contact professional tree surgeons. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, our staff of Certified Arborists and Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL have decades of combined experience. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to evaluate your tree(s) health and determine if your tree can be treated or requires removal.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ staff of Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL 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 Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, Florida CONTACT PAGE to set up your consultation with our team of professionals. Our tree care services include, but are not limited to Tree Removal, Tree Trimming/Pruning, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.

09 Apr 2020

4 Signs of an Unhealthy Tree

Healthy trees are a vital part of any landscape. They add beauty, shade, and can even increase your property’s value. Unhealthy trees, on the other hand, do quite the opposite. Their damaged limbs and decaying trunks can pose as a threat to your home, loved ones, and assets. With this knowledge, you may be wondering — “How can I determine if my tree is unhealthy?”

Below, our staff at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons has provided a list of things you should look for to spot an unhealthy or damaged tree:

Splits or Cracks in Branches: Although most trees have slight cracks along their trunks and branches, deep splits can be a sign of something menacing. Throughout the year, inspect your tree’s trunk and larger branches for deep cracks. These splits can be a sign of structural weakness. During your inspection, also look for holes where the tree’s bark has broken off. This can also be a sign of structural weakness and can also act as entry points for harmful disease and fungi.

Decay: While it can be difficult to identify true tree decay, as it happens from the inside out, there are several outer signs to indicate possible decay. Peeling bark, a sudden appearance of carpenter ants, mushrooms around the base of the tree, as well as bracket fungi growing on the tree are a few of the most common signs of hidden decay. Unfortunately, tree decay cannot be cured and tree removal may be your best option.

Dead/Dying Limbs: Dead or dying limbs tend to stand out. Look for leafless branches during the spring or summer seasons, clinging dead leaves on a branch while others are bare, as well as a branch with an absence of bark. Dying/dead limbs are extremely brittle and can break very easily, which causes them to be extremely dangerous. Dying and dead branches should be removed immediately to prevent damage to your property, as well as the potential spread of disease. When these limbs are higher up in a tree, heavy, or out of reach, a Tree Care Specialist should be consulted.

Poor Tree Architecture: Notice your tree having an irregular growth pattern? Caused by poor pruning, severe weather, or abnormal growing conditions, poor tree architecture can indicate a weakness or a structural imbalance.

While there are many indicators to determine an unhealthy tree, it is in your tree’s best interest to consult with a Tree Care Specialist. A Tree Care Specialist has the experience and technology needed to provide you with a true diagnosis, as well as the next best steps you should take.

Looking for a Tree Care Specialist in Jacksonville, FL?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your tree’s health, it may be time to contact a tree care specialist. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, our staff of Certified Arborists and Tree Care Specialists in Jacksonville, FL have decades of combined experience. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to evaluate your tree(s) health and determine if your tree can be treated or requires removal.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ staff of Tree Care Specialists in Jacksonville, FL 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. Our tree care services include, but are not limited to Tree Removal, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.

14 Jun 2019
Is it Bad if Mushrooms are Growing at the Base of a Tree?

Is it Bad if Mushrooms are Growing at the Base of a Tree?

Mushrooms can be found growing in lots of places. As you know, some mushrooms can even be eaten and enjoyed! However, if you see mushrooms growing at the base of your tree, is it a bad thing? While not all fungus is bad, one type of mushroom fungus you should look out for is honey fungi.  

Honey fungi are mushrooms that are yellowy brown in color with a white ring around their stems. They grow in clusters and have a flat top. They can be found at the base of trees or growing around a tree’s roots. They even smell sweet.  

Although they may look harmless, honey fungi can make a tree develop problems. These fungi can cause a tree’s leaves to be smaller and paler; it also can cause the tree to have an early leaf drop and change the growth of flowers and fruit. Usually, with honey fungi, you will also see a white fungus appear underneath the tree’s bark.  

Honey fungi commonly grow around oak, birch, and fruit trees. It spreads underground. Over time, this type of fungus decays a tree’s roots and can even kill the roots. It eats away at the bark on the roots and base, which can make the tree unstable. Sadly, once this fungus has penetrated the roots, it can be hard to control.  

How Can You Avoid Bad Fungi Growth?

Whether it’s honey fungi or another type of bad fungi, there are some things you can do to help prevent their growth.  

  1. Don’t overwater your trees.  
  1. Trim and remove dead and diseased branches fast.  

Honey fungi cannot be treated with fungicide and picking all the fungus won’t get rid of the problem since the fungus grows and spreads underground.  

If you see mushrooms growing at the base of your tree, your best bet is to call on a tree specialist to check on the health of your tree and make sure the fungi growing is harmless.  If it is a bad fungus, you may risk losing the tree. You don’t want this fungus to spread to other trees in the yard. Also, there is a chance the tree can be saved, and the tree specialist can transplant the tree.  

Don’t ignore fungi! The earlier you catch it, the better chance your tree has to survive!  

Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons can determine quickly if your tree is being affected by a fungus. We will know if the fungus is “good” or “bad.” If you’re worried about your tree, call us! Even if your tree isn’t showing signs of damage or distress, you want to make sure your tree isn’t suffering in silence.  

Our team of arborists will help your tree and work hard to save it, if possible. If the tree is too far infected, we will remove the tree.  

Hire a Tree Service in Jacksonville, FL

Don’t let your trees suffer! Our Bushor’s Tree Surgeons team will evaluate your potentially sick tree (or trees) and let you know how damaged they are and if they can be saved.  

We have four certified arborists on our team who know how to care for trees in distress in Florida and the Jacksonville area. We can spot good and bad fungi easily.  

We’ve been in the tree business for more than 50 years. We give our clients the highest quality tree care in the Jacksonville area. If you need a diagnosis of conditions for your trees, Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are at your service.  

We are a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and service customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. We offer tree trimming, tree removal, stump removal, diagnosis of conditions, and tree disease treatment. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Jacksonville Tree Service contact page to learn more and set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.  

 

16 May 2019
How a Drought Can Affect Your Trees

How a Drought Can Affect Your Trees    

In Florida, droughts often happen during the dry season, which is in the winter. Throughout Florida, the dry season has brought up hundreds of wildfires all across the state due to the trees and forests being so dry.  

What does a drought do to your tree? Trees need water to thrive and survive just like humans. When a tree lacks water, it can become weak, damaged and may even die. Trees that are already weak may not stand a chance against a drought. Whole forests can be burned up because of a drought. When severely dehydrated, a tree is not healthy and cannot fight off pests, weather damage, and diseases.  

On average, if a tree experiences stress from a drought, it can take five years (or more) for the tree to recover. In some cases, trees can never recover from a drought. A drought can keep a tree from growing or keep a tree in a dormant state. Many trees stressed from a drought often never fully grow.  

A tree specialist knows how to handle any type and size of tree – they’re experts in tree care! Tree specialists, like our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, have the right equipment combined with years of experience and skills.  Our job as tree specialists is to keep your trees looking good and feeling good all throughout the year. We will always strive to save and care for your trees and help you with all your tree needs whether big or small.

How Can a Drought Damage a Tree?

A drought can cause both short-term and long-term damage to a tree. Short-term damage a tree can experience from a drought includes leaf scorch, defoliation, and wilting. Long-term damage can experience from a drought includes branch die-back, stunted growth, and death. You may not even notice damage to your tree until three years after the drought occurred, believe it or not.  

If your area is going through a drought, it’s important to consistently monitor your trees. Keep your tree’s roots moist as much as you can, unless there is a water ban. Water your trees as much as the ban will allow. Weed regularly so the weeds aren’t stealing water from the trees. Put nutrients into the soil, if lacking, to help the tree stay strong.  

Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons can determine quickly if your tree is under stress from a drought. If you’re worried about your tree, don’t ignore it. Even if it isn’t a drought and your tree is showing signs of damage or distress, you need to get help for your tree. Our team of arborists will help your tree through its stress and work hard to save it. If the tree is too far gone and is dying or dead, we will recommend the removal of the tree.  

Hire a Tree Service in Jacksonville, Fl

Don’t let your trees suffer! If a drought has passed and your trees still aren’t looking OK, you’ll want to call a tree professional. Our Bushor’s Tree Surgeons team will evaluate your potentially-stressed trees and let you know how damaged they are and if they can be nurtured back to health.  

We have four certified arborists on our team who know how to care for trees in distress in Florida and the Jacksonville area.  At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we know and love trees, and we do what it takes to keep your trees from having to be removed. We’ve been in the tree business for more than 50 years.  We give our clients the highest quality tree care in the Jacksonville area. If you need a diagnosis of conditions for your trees, Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are at your service.  

We are a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and service customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. We offer tree trimming, tree removal, stump removal, diagnosis of conditions, and tree disease treatment. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Jacksonville Tree Service contact page to learn more and set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.  

15 Apr 2019
Should I Trim My Own Trees or Call a Professional?  

Should I Trim My Own Trees or Call a Professional?  

You can easily trim your own trees, right? After all, how hard can it be? A few snips here and there will have your tree looking great again – so you think.

Although tree trimming may not seem like the hardest job, there is a strategic method to the process. It’s not good to haphazardly cut branches off your tree. A few wrong snips can compromise the health of the tree. In fact, you can even kill your tree from over-trimming or trimming the wrong branch.

Rule of thumb is to never trim more than 15 to 20 percent of a tree in one tree-trimming session. While this is a great guideline, how do you know what branches to cut and which to leave alone? This is where a professional comes in.

Reasons to get Your Trees Professionally Trimmed

Tree trimming isn’t just about aesthetics, it’s also about the health of your tree. You can help keep your tree healthy year-round by giving it a proper trim. Trimming a tree helps get rid of dying or damaged branches; it also helps relieve weight from the tree. You want the tree to focus on giving nutrients to the healthy parts of the tree and to never be under stress.

If you are really not sure where to begin, call a tree professional/arborist. He/she knows exactly how and when to trim all the different varieties of trees in your yard. A tree specialist knows if a tree needs to be trimmed or not, how much, and what branches are healthy and unhealthy.

In order to trim your own tree, you also need to own the proper equipment. You should own pruning shears (hand pruners) for thin twigs under an inch. For thicker branches up to two inches in diameter, you need bypass loppers. Loppers are great for flower and fruit trees. For high branches, you need a pole pruner to help you reach up to 15 feet.

Buying the proper tools is an investment and if you’re willing to purchase this equipment, great; however, just because you have the right tools doesn’t mean you’ll cut the tree right. It can also be extremely nerve-racking and dangerous to cut/attempt to cut branches near power lines, over cars/roofs, branches that are very thick and branches that are incredibly high.

A tree specialist knows how to handle any type and size of tree – they’re experts in tree care! Tree specialists, like our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, have the right equipment combined with years of experience and skills.  Our job as tree specialists is to keep your trees looking good and feeling good all throughout the year. We will always strive to save and care for your trees and help you with all your tree needs whether big or small.

Hire a Tree Service in Jacksonville, Fl

If you’re staring at your shears and don’t know where to begin, you’ll want to call a tree professional. Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will evaluate your trees and let you knows which ones need trimming and how often.

We have four certified arborists on our team who know how to properly trim all types of trees found in Florida and specifically the Jacksonville area.

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we know and love trees, and we do what it takes to keep your trees thriving. We’ve been in the tree business for more than 50 years.

Our team ensures the highest quality of tree care in Jacksonville. If you need tree trimming done on your property, Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are at your service.

We are a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and service customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. We offer tree trimming, tree removal, stump removal, diagnosis of conditions, and tree disease treatment. Call us at 904.731.9100 or click our Jacksonville Tree Service contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.  

 

13 Mar 2019

Why Are My Tree’s Leaves Burnt?

Most trees have green leaves. Even though Florida doesn’t experience beautiful fall season with foliage like New England, trees still go through cycles. Leaves bud, grow, and die. Leaves can turn different colors before they fall off a tree. It’s normal for a tree’s leaves to change color and fall off, if new leaves come back.

Now, what does it mean if your tree (or trees) leaves look burnt or burned? Burned leaves are much different than leaves that have turned brown.

Facts About Leaf Scorch

A tree with burned-looking leaves likely has leaf scorch. Leaf scorch is a non-infectious condition due to the environment. It isn’t caused by a fungus, virus, or bacteria. Instead, leaf scorch is caused by high temperatures (common in Florida), dry winds, and low-soil moisture can lead to leaf scorch. Lack of nutrients, such as iron and manganese, can make a tree have leaf scorch, as well.

The sun and the high temperatures can burn the leaves. The leaves are dehydrated and start to shrivel if experiencing leaf scorch. If a lot of water evaporates from the leaves, the tree is not able to give enough water for the loss of the water, so the leaf tissue begins to die.

Young trees, trees under stress, and trees with diseases are more likely to develop leaf scorch. Although any tree can get tree scorch, certain trees are more susceptible including oak, birch, Norway maple, Japanese maple, sugar maple, ash, beech, horse chestnut, white pine, viburnum, flowering dogwood, rhododendron, linden, and alpine currant.

You can first spot leaf scorch between leaf veins, along leaf margins, and on the tips of leaves. The leaf will usually turn brown without any yellowing prior. If the leaf scorch is extreme, the leaves will curl. You will find scorched leaves more commonly on a side of a tree exposed to more wind and sun. Leaf scorch may not be the same across the entire tree.

If you see leaf scorch, it could mean a few different things. The tree may need to be moved – it may be receiving too much sunlight or exposure to win. Other leaf scorch causes could include exposure to prolonged hot temperatures, high winds, little rainfall, damaged roots, soil compaction, poor drainage, nutrient-deficient soil. Some diseases and insect infestations can cause things to happen to the tree that could lead to leaf scorch, but they do not cause leaf scorch.

If you have a healthy tree that develops leaf scorch, your tree can likely survive. If there is little rainfall and high temperatures, you need to need to water the tree deeply every 10 to 14 days. You can hold moisture in the soil by mulching around the trees. Keep up with tree trimming throughout the year so the tree isn’t focused on nurturing dead or damaged or unnecessary branches. Fertilizing your tree and testing the soil can also help keep leaf scorch at bay throughout the year.

A certified tree specialist/arborist can come and evaluate your tree to determine what is causing the leaf scorch and if it can be saved.

Your leaf-scorched tree likely needs professional help – you don’t want to hurt the tree more.

Call on Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl


If you’re noticing burned leaves on your tree (or trees), you’ll want to call a tree professional to evaluate your tree(s) as soon as possible. Leaf scorch is a sign your tree is in distress – the earlier you address the problem, the more likely your tree can be saved.

Certified arborists know how to properly treat leaf scorch and will let you know if the tree needs to be removed.

Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will find out what is causing the leaf scorch and fix the problem, whether the tree needs to be transplanted or needs more nutrients in the soil.

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we know and love trees, and we do what we can to bring your tree back to life. We’ve been in the tree business for more than 50 years, and we know how to keep trees strong and healthy all year long.

Our four certified arborists ensure the highest quality of tree care in Jacksonville. If your tree has leaf scorch or seems to be in distress, we will come up with a plan to treat the tree or remove it.

If you need help with any tree on your property, Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are at your service. We are a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and service customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. We offer tree trimming, tree removal, stump removal, diagnosis of conditions, and tree disease treatment. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Jacksonville Tree Service contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists. 

15 Feb 2019

What Is Sudden Branch Drop Syndrome?

Just like you and me, trees are living organisms; meaning they can get sick, go through cycles, have problems, or experience unexplained issues.

One “condition” or “syndrome” a tree can have is sudden branch drop syndrome, which is exactly how it sounds. The tree drops branches onto the ground, suddenly. When this occurs, you cannot tell if another branch will fall again or not. If your tree dropped a branch or branches, this can be unsettling. You don’t want anyone or anything to get hurt. However, is sudden branch drop syndrome bad? Is the tree sick? Is it dying? Is this a normal thing for a tree to do?

Facts About Sudden Branch Drop Syndrome

  • This syndrome is also known as sudden limb failure.
  • It is known to occur often during the summer season, especially on hot days.
  • The branches don’t fall from a storm or extreme wind – the branches fall, for seemingly no reason, on a calm day.
  • A limb will break about three feet from the trunk of the tree due to its heaviness from this syndrome.
  • The drop can occur up to 12 feet away from the trunk, which makes this syndrome extra dangerous.
  • Branches that go through this syndrome are usually long and horizontal.
  • Older trees go through this syndrome more than younger trees.
  • Tree specialists and arborists have not been able to determine the exact cause of this syndrome.
  • Some professionals believe this syndrome is caused by bacteria.
  • Some professionals believe this syndrome is caused by moisture build up.
  • Oak, elm, beech, redwood ash, sycamore, and eucalyptus trees are known to have sudden branch drop syndrome more than other varieties of trees.
  • If a tree has been through this syndrome, it is likely to lose another branch this way again.

Call on Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl

If you’re noticing a tree or trees dropping branches, you’ll want to call a tree professional to evaluate your tree as soon as possible. Sudden branch drop syndrome can be hazardous to you and your property.

Certified arborists know how to identify sudden branch drop syndrome and will let you know if the tree needs to be torn down.

Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will see if any other branches are compromised or weak. We will also check to see if the tree is under stress.

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we know and love trees, and we do what we can to save the tree on your property. We’ve been in the tree business for more than 50 years, and we always strive to help you with all your tree needs.

We know how to care for Florida trees. Our four certified arborists ensure the highest quality of tree care in the city. If your tree has sudden branch drop syndrome or another disease, we will come up with a plan to treat the tree or remove it.

If you need help with a tree, Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are at your service. We are a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and service customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. We offer tree trimming, tree removal, and tree disease treatment. 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.