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Licensed Tree Expert and Certified Arborist: A Tale of Two Trees

At Ticos Tree Service, we understand that your trees are more than just part of your landscape—they’re living assets that enhance the beauty and value of your property. As a Licensed Tree Expert (LTE) and certified arborist in New Jersey, we bring unparalleled expertise to ensure your trees thrive and survive all of the four seasons in our state. Here are two real-life examples of why it’s crucial to have a professional diagnose your trees for early detection every year.

The Declining Crown: A Hidden Threat

Recently, we received an urgent call from a homeowner who was concerned about the health of a large tree in their yard. The tree had numerous dead branches in its crown, but it wasn’t clear if the tree was dying or if it could be saved. When our team arrived, we conducted a thorough inspection.

Key Observations:

  • Dead Branches: Significant dying branches in the crown are a common indicator of underlying health issues.
  • Leaf Discoloration: Some leaves showed signs of chlorosis, a yellowing or uneven green color that often indicates nutrient deficiencies.
  • Bark Damage: Areas of the bark were cracked, thin, and peeling, suggesting potential disease or pest infestation.

After a detailed analysis, we determined that the tree was suffering. Without early detection and intervention, the disease would have continued to spread, ultimately killing the tree and posing a significant hazard to the property.

Why Professional Diagnosis Matters:

  • Early Detection: Identifying diseases, like oak wilt, early can prevent their spread and save the tree.
  • Proper Treatment: Certified arborists can recommend and implement appropriate treatments, such as fungicide applications or pruning techniques, to manage the disease.
  • Safety: Dead branches can fall unexpectedly, posing a risk to people and property. A professional can safely remove these hazards.

The Hidden Fungal Infestation

Licensed Tree Expert and Certified Arborist: A Tale of Two TreesIn another example, we were called to a property where a mature tree was showing signs of decline. The leaves were sparse, and the tree looked generally unhealthy. Upon closer inspection, we found that the base of the tree was infested with a type of fungus known as Armillaria, or honey fungus.

Key Observations:

  • Fungal Growth: Clusters of honey-colored mushrooms at the base of the tree, a telltale sign of Armillaria.
  • Root Rot: The roots were soft and decayed, compromising the tree’s stability.
  • Tree Lean: The tree had begun to lean, indicating potential structural failure.

Armillaria root rot is a serious condition that can lead to the rapid decline and death of trees. The fungus attacks the roots, cutting off the tree’s water and nutrient supply.

Why Professional Diagnosis Matters:

  • Accurate Identification: Only a trained expert can accurately identify fungal infections and differentiate them from other issues.
  • Comprehensive Solutions: A certified arborist can provide a range of solutions, from soil treatments to prevent the spread of the fungus to the careful removal of severely affected trees.
  • Preventative Measures: Regular inspections by professionals can help detect fungal infections before they cause significant damage.

The Ticos Tree Service Advantage

Choosing Ticos Tree Service means opting for the best in tree care. 

  • Certified Expertise: As a Licensed Tree Expert (LTE) and Certified Arborist in New Jersey, we adhere to the highest standards of tree care and management.
  • Comprehensive Care: From routine inspections and preventative care to emergency services and disease management, we offer a full spectrum of tree care solutions.
  • State-of-the-Art Techniques: We utilize the latest technology and methods to ensure your trees receive the best possible care.

Why Annual Inspections Are Essential

Regular tree inspections are crucial for maintaining the health and safety of your landscape.

  • Early Detection of Problems: Annual check-ups allow us to identify and address issues before they become serious.
  • Preventative Care: We can provide treatments and recommendations to prevent common tree diseases and pests.
  • Health and Safety: Ensuring your trees are healthy reduces the risk of branches or entire trees falling and causing damage or injury.

At Ticos Tree Service in New Jersey, we’re committed to keeping your trees healthy and your property safe. Trust a Licensed Tree Expert and certified arborist to provide the expert care your trees deserve. Contact us today to schedule your annual tree inspection and let us help you maintain a beautiful, thriving landscape – call 973-652-6894.

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