Sick Tree Diagnosis by
A Better Arborist®
Dallas County: (972) 745-8855 
Tarrant County: (817) 442-0700

Professional consultation with a qualified specialist at A Better Arborist®  could save your tree and protect your investment

Your trees provide beauty and shade around your home. Properly placed they can help reduce temperatures around your house and yard and, certainly, they should add curb appeal, true value, and pleasure to your property. Trees are strong in the broadest sense of the word but they can be fragile when subjected to weather, wind, water, and the stresses of disease. Excessive water can weaken a tree dramatically as can drought and hot weather so common to the Dallas, Texas area. 

 Since unmanaged trees can become sick and even die, or grow weak and suddenly fall which might result in extensive damage or injury, it is a good idea to have professional consultation regarding the health and well being of your trees. After all you have a lot time, money, and energy invested in them and it is worth your time and a little expense to protect such valuable assets. 

The Dallas tree surgeons and preservationists at A Better Arborist® have  decades of experience and stand ready to assist you in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common tree issues. Preservation of trees is the number 1 priority of A Better Arborist®.

Dead Limbs and Branches: Dead and damaged branches and limbs present a risk of damage by uncontrolled falling, and the injured or dead limbs are an open invitation (like a super highway) inviting decay and disease into the main body of the tree. Such terminal conditions for limbs and branches are unsightly and, of course, are a dead weight on the tree itself and may cause further damage to other branches or limbs on your tree.

 Dead trees: In the spring if you see a tree on your property that does not sprout leaves, you can be sure it is dead. Such trees should be cut and removed immediately, especially if its location and positioning can cause damage or injury in case it collapses and falls. Dead trees may also harbor disease and insects which could damage other trees on your estate or even on your neighbor's property. Prompt removal of dead trees is advisable and the most common task performed by professional arborists. 

Mushrooms or Fungus: Fungus or mushrooms growing around the base of the tree, on a dead branch of a tree, or on the tree are one typical sign of decaying or rotting wood or tree roots. When mushrooms and fungus growths appear on a tree, health problems are seriously highlighted. When tree roots decay or rot, the tree itself is dying. Over time as tree roots weaken, the tree loses more and more of its grounding or anchoring support provided by the roots in the earth. Then the tree becomes increasingly likely to fall or to have large branch or limb segments break away and fall unexpectedly. Sick trees can be dangerous to other trees, structures on your property, such as your house or any out buildings, even to your automobiles, and to people. 

 If such tree health issues are identified early enough in the process, professional tree service may be able to save the life of the tree. 

Consultation: Since many tree problems are easily identified, A Better Arborist®, the Dallas Tree Surgeon, cautions you to regularly examine your trees and spend a few minutes, every week or two, checking for signs of potential problems like the ones mentioned above. For a reasonable consulting fee, our trained arborists can help you spot potential problems, suggest solutions, and give advice regarding your special tree situation.

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Tarrant County: (817) 442-0700
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Sick Tree Symptoms

  • Earth (dirt) raised or broken around the base of your tree
  • Leaning Trees
  • Missing Bark
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  • Pitted Leaves



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