7 Warning Signs That Show You Should Call A Tree Surgeon

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7 Warning Signs That Show You Should Call A Tree Surgeon

Taking care of vegetation in your garden or property will help to improve your landscape. If you have trees in your garden, here are the top signs that you need to call a tree surgeon Edinburgh.

  1. When It Is Dying

When you have a plant that is dying, it is important to call in a professional, so that they can have a look at it and recommend the next step of action.

Signs of a dying plant includes the bark becoming brittle and falling off, dead branches, patchy leaves and the plant having less leaves than usual during warm weather.

  1. When it Becomes Too Big

When the crown of the plant becomes too big, it is time to call in a professional. This is because a big crown blocks light from other plants in the garden. It can also block your view from the house or block light from your house.

When you call in a professional, they will trim the excess leaves and help improve lighting, as well as your view. The arborist knows where exactly the plant should be cut in order to encourage proper growth in future.

  1. When You Want to Cut Down a Tree

Cutting down vegetation is not an easy job. It requires a professional, who knows what they are doing and has the right equipment and know how to get it done. This is also a risky undertaking and if you are not careful you can put your health and life at risk.

  1. When Too Many Branches Start Crossing

As the plant grows, branches might start criss crossing. This then leads to a lot of friction, as the branches rub against each other. This can affect the bark and lead to gradual decay of the plant, if not attended to in time. When you call in a professional, they can handle the issue before it gets out of control.

  1. Old Tree

If there is an old plant on your property that is in bad shape, it is time to call in a professional. They can evaluate the plant and suggest how to take care of it or whether you need to get rid of it.

  1. Storm Damage

A major storm can greatly affect plants. If the vegetation gets damaged after a storm, you need to call in a professional to examine it. This is especially if it has a lot of broken branches, as these can pose as a health risk to passersby. Broken branches also expose the internal part of the tree to external elements. In some cases, the arborist might suggest that the tree gets removed, if there is a risk of it falling.

  1. Cracked Bark

If there are deep cracks on the bark, it is a sign that all is not well. The plant requires special attention. This includes having it pruned at least once or twice a year. You can have a professional trim it.


If you notice any tale tell signs that your plant is not doing well, ask for professional help.





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