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How Tree Surgery Helps Diseased Trees?

Like every other being, trees too, have a lifespan. In this life period, a tree needs various supplements for its proper growth and sustenance. When it is deprived of any of the nutrients from the environment, it becomes prone to diseases that hinder its development and ultimately leads to death.

How to find out a diseased tree?

Initially identifying the symptoms of a disease in a tree can be tricky until you consult an expert. Here are some observable signs that you can recognize when your tree has a disease.

  • Excessive wilting of tree and death of major branches.
  • Overgrowth of fungus.
  • Peeling of the bark in the large amount.
  • Presence of white powdery mildew.
  • Breakable or dead branches.

Besides this, the least you can do is to keep a check and acknowledge any change that seems unfamiliar to you. Moreover, you can take some precautions by taking care of some basic requirements of your tree, such as covering up the exposed roots, proper water supply, especially during the dry season, etc.

Get in touch with a reputable surgeon

Furthermore, you should consult an arborist — basically a tree doctor, for its suitable treatment. You can only notice the symptoms and take preventions along with it. However, in some cases, you can’t actually fix the problem that resides in the tree, which then eventually becomes a disease.

In most cases, you’ll hardly be able to notice anything as the tree might start degrading from inside or the core. Due to this, the signs are noticeable way after the declination of its state. During such times, reaching out to a specialist is an apt decision.

Tree surgery

Like every other surgery, tree surgery is carried out for fixing up a tree generally by the expulsion of the diseased portion, spraying chemicals for prohibiting any further decay and getting the tree back to a decent condition. It is performed by specialists known as an arborist. Tree surgery not only concerns with tree’s health and protection but also considers their safety as well.

Although tree surgery is primarily done for the treatment of the diseased trees, it is also brought out to precisely figure out the other problems with the tree through a complete analysis. This way, if any of the trees are not in a sustainable condition, they can be timely removed by the arborists and hence, no chances of the tree getting fallen.

How is it useful?

●    Inspection

Today, through several advanced techniques such as TreeRadar which brings out the complete internal configuration, determining various factors affecting the tree has become quite an easy task. This makes it way too easier as well as compatible with the arborist to examine the initial stage of any disease or deterioration.

●    Figuring out the best suitable diagnosis

After examining all the necessary aspects, it is essential to decide what best fits with the diagnosed disease. Subsequently, a specific medication can be provided to the tree, and the problem is cured. This can only be made possible with the help of a professional tree surgeon and the several techniques performed by them.

●    Carry out the surgery

Mandatory treatment of the diseased trees is done with the use of proper tools and chemicals, to nurture them and expand their lifespan. The trees that are on the extent of dying are diagnosed and are cut off beforehand if they can’t be doctored anymore.

●    After surgery care

Even after the surgery is conducted, the tree still remains vulnerable to various facets that might obstruct its recovery. Therefore, it must be kept under supervision and nurtured with all its requirements.

Trees play a significant role in the ecosystem, and any harm to them instantly impacts the whole system as well. The main objective behind carrying out tree surgery is to save them from a declining health condition. Moreover, it is not always executed to heal a diseased plant. Many times there are issues regarding crown raising or reduction, pruning or cutting down of trees wherever and whenever needed, etc. These observed matters are also considered under the tree surgery. Within the guidance of tree surgeons, specific techniques are carried out to get over such issues that are commonly found in the residential areas.


It’s appropriately said that “Prevention is better than cure.” Although today, there are numerous methods by which a tree can be remedied, being precautions about several disease-causing elements can protect your tree from any sort of illness. This will help it strengthen up and remain productive throughout. All you need to do is shower a bit of your time and attention towards its health and well-being.

About the Author Ann Katelyn

I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.

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