Tree Health & Vitality
A wide range of pests and diseases can attack trees, and the effects are varied. Some cause only aesthetic damage and do not represent a significant risk to the tree or to people near it. Others are more serious; some have the potential to compromise the safety of the tree and increase the risk of the tree failing, some can cause a slow decline in the health of the tree, some pose a risk to human health, but most cause a combination of problems. It is also possible that the decline in the health of a tree could be caused by environmental factors.
Our team of consultants are well qualified to assess the condition of trees in order to interpret the likely causes of damage or decline. Seemingly healthy trees should be checked periodically to ensure there are no serious threats of disease. All our staff have a basic awareness of the problem signs.
- PestsAny pest infestation should be noted and reported quickly so the risk can be assessed and correct control methods can be taken to limit further damage or spread. Of course, not all insects are a risk to trees, many are harmless and provide a natural food source for different species of wildlife, but some can be harmful to the health of the tree and to people living or working nearby. If you have any concerns about the health of your trees you should act quickly and contact Gristwood & Toms for professional advice.
- Fungus on TreesWithout the proper training it is almost impossible to know the implications of a fungus seen on a tree or why a tree should suddenly become unhealthy. We can provide expert advice to identify the problem and work with you to find the best solution. Our Consultancy service can assess the extent of decay caused by a fungus, provide you with detailed analysis of the problem and provide recommendations for work, which can be carried out by our highly trained Arborists.
- DiseaseTrees are susceptible to a wide range of disease which can be caused by many different pathogens as well as environmental conditions. Understanding the cause of the decline in the condition of a tree is important to ensure the correct action is taken. We can provide advice as to the best way of dealing with a tree in poor health, taking into account to cause of the poor condition, the vitality of the tree, the risk it poses as well the owners priorities.