What Causes A Tree to Suddenly Die?

The lifespan of a tree is varies depending on the species of the tree. However, trees can die quite suddenly for many reasons, not overnight but sudden as in a few weeks. Sick trees will always show symptoms before they die, but sometimes it is too late before anything can be done. There are many factors that can cause a tree to die early. Humans who accidentally cause damage to a tree from pruning can make the tree susceptible to disease and insect infestation. Other conditions for tree sickness include overwatering, not watering it enough, too much mulch, or insufficient soil. It is important to get help for your sick tree whenever you see the symptoms of a sick tree.


The things that you can do to ensure your tree is in great shape is to use the right amount of fertilizer, do not overwater it, do not use too much mulch, and make sure that if you prune your tree, you do not injure it.

Hurricane season is quickly approaching and anyone who has been in the Carolinas for any amount of time knows how unforgiving Mother Nature can be. If you have questions about the health of your trees, give us a call and we will see how we can help.

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