Need a Solution for Your Tree Problem?

by Lori Vernon Gagetta 06/30/2019

Many problems can affect your favorite yard tree. Some of these problems are easy to combat while others are more serious and may take a while to fix. Are the leaves on your tree turning brown, or perhaps, it is not growing well? The good news is that you can solve most of these problems on your own. Here are some of the universal tree problems and how you can get them resolved:

Inadequate Nutrients and Mineral Recycling 

In the forest, leaves fall off and decompose, providing abundant nutrients for trees. However, in our landscape, trees tend to suffer as a result of lack of nutrients. You can fix this problem by fertilizing your tree at the appropriate time. Also, mulching is another way to solve this issue. The soil nutrients get replenished with microorganism and nutrients as the mulch decomposes.

Compacted Soil 

The soils in the majority of our yard get compacted due to various human activities; hence, the trees grow in this unfavorable condition. The solution here is to loosen up for the soil. You can employ the process called vertical mulching. It replenishes the ground in the root zone of the tree. Better still, you can mix organic matter with the soil to loosen the compacted soil.

Opportunistic Pests

Stressed trees are more prone to pest infestation. The common causes of tree stress include poor nutrition, poor environmental condition, and wrong location. The problem becomes aggravated if the tree is already competing with the surrounding grass for nutrients. The best solution in the case of pest and diseases infestation is early treatment. Also, try as much as possible to always be on the lookout for pests, and you may contact your local arborist for guidance. 

Natural and mechanical Damage 

Animals, lawn equipment, and any other garden equipment can damage the tree. For instance, rabbit and dogs can wreak havoc on your shrubs and trees. Apart from that, string trimmers and mowers can hurt the tree accidentally. The injuries afflicted by animals or lawn equipment always interrupted the circulation of water and nutrient within the tree. It is essential that you examine your trees regularly to detect serious injuries early. You can as well boost the health of your trees by mulching, watering, and fertilizing. 

A tree is an essential part of our garden, be sure to be on the lookout for any problems or signs of distress with trees near you to ensure that they can be fixed early enough.

About the Author
Author

Lori Vernon Gagetta

After attending the University of Iowa, Lori traveled extensively with her positions in the travel industry before calling the Napa Valley home. For the past twenty years, Lori has earned a reputation for her organizational skills, honesty and integrity in the community as Manager of a local Travel Agency, as Director of Operations for Francis Coppola and as Director of Operations for a highly successful executive placement firm. 

These diverse positions have enabled Lori to explore the many different aspects of business from a small, local yet competitive company to the worldwide exposure of marketing international resorts, property management and the high tech industry of Silicon Valley.

As a member of the North Bay Association of Realtors, Napa Chapter, the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors and the Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Coldwell Banker Previews International, Lori brings her attention to detail and her dedication to customer to Real Estate. Joining Coldwell Banker, Brokers of the Valley in August 2001, has afforded Lori the opportunity to experience all aspects of the residential real estate market. From the first time home-buyer, to the acquisition and marketing of vineyard land, ranch or estate property, Lori offers a progressive, informative and professional approach. 

This dedication and commitment has earned Lori a position in the President's Elite, the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker International Sales Agents.