Growing trees on lawns and gardens is a widespread norm, given the ambiance they create. The refreshing atmosphere makes us fall in love with our trees. It’s no wonder that you may get worried about the health of your tree when it loses its branches and limbs than normal. 

Tree branches fall for different reasons. It may be due to poor health or as an adaptive mechanism. Below we provide answers to some of the questions you might be asking about your tree.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Health of Your Tree

How can I tell if my trees have an issue?

Determining the health of your tree by examining the fallen branches may not give the correct prognosis. However, using pointers like drought stress, fungal infection, damaged roots, and internal cracks may provide more conclusive results. You should carefully examine your trees to be able to determine when they have a problem. While some trees manifest their distress through clear ways like discoloration or rotting, others may show distress through unusual ways such as tissue shrinkage.

Why do trees lose branches?

While it is true that when trees are unhealthy, they lose their branches, that does not imply that every time a tree loses its branches, it has poor health. Some trees shed their branches in fall as a way of preserving water. Others (larger trees) do it when their branches overextend to a point where the trunk cannot support them.

What are the dangers of falling branches?

Even though trees make the environment beautiful, when their branches fall, they can cause devastating effects. Hanging branches can dismantle rooftops, break windows, damage cars, and even tamper with electricity lines. These damages may cost you huge fees on repairs and settlement of insurance claims. 

How can I prevent falling branches?

Trim the branches regularly – strive to keep your tree neat and healthy by trimming its branches regularly. Uniform branches are less likely to break off unexpectedly and cause property damage.

Check the roots – Strong roots are the cornerstone to a healthy tree. Most of the trees whose branches fall have root problems. Unsteady roots can cause even huge trees/branches to fall. Poor root structures may be caused by overcrowding, poor planting, or hidden root damage. Just like human beings need their hearts to be alive, trees need their roots. Unfortunately, given how hidden the roots of trees are, it is difficult for a homeowner to assess their plants’ health.

To ensure you have a healthy tree, always consult professionals whenever you suspect that something is amiss.  An excellent lawn care service can develop a plan that helps your tree have healthy growth and prevent unforeseen breaking of branches.