A beautifully landscaped property benefits from lush, green trees. If you notice the leaves on your trees losing colour and wilting, do not panic. You can do something about it. There are three main reasons your trees lose their vibrancy:
#1: Leaf Burn
Also known as “leaf scorch,” this condition occurs when the tree is in desperate need of hydration. When there is little rain water available, the temperatures are hot and dry, or it is severely windy, the leaves look burnt. Maple and red oak trees tend to be the most vulnerable.
Trees with weak or fragile roots are often easily affected. This includes newly planted trees or ones that have had their roots dug up or cut. Trees embedded into concrete or asphalt are also susceptible to leaf burn.
#2: Nutrient-Deficient Soil
Soil that lacks important nutrients for tree root growth can cause the tree to lose its vibrant green color. Vital macronutrients include, but are not limited to, nitrogen, potassium, sulfur, calcium and magnesium. Different species of trees need different types and amounts of minerals to grow green and healthy. The soil must also be moist enough to transport these elements to plants.
Another factor is the geographical location of the trees. Some parts of the world have different minerals in their soil. The pH level of the soil and the temperature also play a role in absorption of nutrients. Only arborists or tree professionals have the necessary tools and expertise to determine the nutritional density of the soil, and how to solve the problem.
#3: Transplant Shock
If the tree was recently uprooted and moved to a different base of soil, it could go into shock and lose its colour because of the difficult transition.
For a professional evaluation for any lackluster trees, contact Timberlane Tree Service today. We can determine the precise issue at hand and administer the proper treatment. Call us at 1-888-718-8733.