What Should You Do If You Notice Tree Rot?

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If you’ve noticed tree rot on your property, and in your treeline, then it’s important to take direct action. This is because while we may think of trees as relatively static entities, those that are rotting or in ill ‘health’ can have a difficult impact on the rest of your garden, and may be dangerous to be around.

In some cases, tree rot can harm the structural integrity of the tree and cause it to lose its branches and strength. Furthermore, sometimes the rot can spread to other trees and fauna, and this can provide a problem.

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Stay Informed

Depending on the extent and damage of the rot, then remedial actions can vary. Don’t worry however, even if your tree needs to be removed, you can always replant with better fertilizer for trees to help their growth, and to move into the future renewed.

Of course, inspecting your treeline for rot every few months or so, or perhaps more frequently if you wish to, can be a healthy use of your time. Early identification makes a big difference. From there, you may wish to consider the following:

Contact A Tree Surgeon

A professional tree surgeon is able to come and inspect as well as potentially save your tree. However, it might be that your tree is too far gone and needs to be cut down professionally. They can do this in a manner that will not disturb power lines or property, as well as making sure the rot doesn’t spread and is treated before the process finishes. They will also help provide insight as to how to manage the rest of your treeline.

Fence Off The Area

It can be helpful to limit access to the area before a professional arrives. Otherwise, potentially falling branches and trees with limited structural integrity could harm those surrounding it. Tree rot can also cause toxic spores, which is why it’s so important not to be exposed to them. Fencing off the area can potentially help the rest of your garden also, especially other trees that might be near the area. The chances of actually being harmed by a tree with rot may not be 100%, but it’s advisable not to risk that in any case to start with.

Warn Your Neighbors

Making sure your neighbors know of the situation can help them make accommodations, too. They may ask your tree surgeon to check their own treeline. They may be able to fence off the area if part of the tree enters your garden on top of that. At the very least, they will understand why remedial work is taking place in your garden and may even be able to provide access to their own space so the professionals can work with ease. Ultimately, this helps everyone involved, so clarity and showing your plan for resolution can make a big difference.

With this advice, you’re certain to get through a particularly difficult period of tree rot. From here, you can once again take an interest in the renewal of your garden and all of the fixtures within it.

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