The risks of keeping a sick or dying tree
The problem with keeping diseased trees is that they become a huge risk to the rest of your trees, and your neighbors. Diseased trees and dead trees often walk hand in hand. In other words, a tree that is diseased becomes susceptible to death, and often time’s dead trees become breeding grounds for disease. This happens for two reasons, first because dead trees provide safe homes for insects, and second because diseased trees are more susceptible to damage.
Trees that are sick have weakened wood. These trees are like an all you can eat buffet for insects, this means more reproduction on the insect’s parts. Furthermore, the weakened wood means insects can create interior homes, and tunnels to protect their offspring more easily. This means that diseased trees or dead trees act as a huge breeding ground for disease. By keeping a sick tree on your property you run the risk of allowing the disease to easily spread throughout your property. This is why removing sick trees are often considered the safest bet. If you believe your tree is sick or dying you should call your local arborist immediately. By contacting the experts, you can find the solution that works best for you and your tree.