The Complexity of Diagnosing Tree Decline: A Multi-Factor Approach

It is often not simply a case of identifying an insect or disease. Trees that are dire or decline usually suffer from a combination of stress factors, and insects or diseases are often secondary, attacking the weakened tree.

Unlike the estimate, a tree diagnostic performed by our ISA Certified Arborist will provide you with a complete diagnosis of the issues plaguing your tree(s). We charge $450 for the diagnosis, which depends on how many trees we are diagnosing, including fertilization (if needed). You can either call us to set up an appointment or fill out the form to the right with all of your information, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Warning Signs Include:

  • Presence of dead or dying trees
  • Presence of dead limbs
  • Insect and disease problems
  • Trees hitting a building
  • Branches rubbing on the roof
  • Beginning construction near trees
  • Storm clean-up
  • Maintenance to prevent storm damage to trees
  • Visible signs of decay or cavities in the trunk or branches
  • A history of falling branches
  • Any fungal fruiting bodies attached to the trunk or branches
  • Any cracks or splits in the trunk or branches
  • Any signs of termite activity
  • Unseasonal leaf drop or flower production
  • Large heavy branches that don’t taper off in thickness towards the end
  • Any unusual swollen areas at the base of the trunk
  • Any signs of branches dying back in the canopy
  • Any root damage in the last ten years
  • Any dead branches hung up in the canopy