After a week of enjoying every moment of your vacation you’re finally approaching your street, eager to settle into your home and relax. You pull up to your driveway and there it is: a fallen maple tree that has crushed your roof. Nobody wants to be put into this situation, but without proper care and an awareness of maple tree maintenance, this is something that can happen to anyone. At AAA Emergency Tree Service, our fast, 24 hour emergency tree service is always a call away to help you through stressful events like these. Take a look at some tips that you should know about maintaining your maple trees, straight from our experts.
As you probably know as a Seattle resident, maple trees are quite popular; with their large, pointy leaves and lustrous size, they offer great aesthetic value for parks and homes. Furthermore, they are also quite sturdy and resistant to extreme weather conditions. Unfortunately, the Asian long-horned beetle is currently threatening maple trees, with infestations spreading all across the United States and Canada. To make matters worse, even smaller pests such as scale insects can pose problems in larger numbers. Although maple trees can handle small to moderate amounts of these insects, if they become overwhelmed the trees will eventually succumb and die.
Maple trees are also affected by numerous fungal infections. Some of these diseases, including the sooty bark disease, can cause significant damages and tree death. Others such as root rot are typically not deadly and usually result in little more than disfigurements in appearance. If you think that your maple trees have a disease that may lead to death, our emergency tree service experts can help you identify the cause and, if necessary, determine the best method of removal.
Although maple trees are better able to resist storms than the more brittle trees such as elms and birches, enough exposure can lead to damage severe enough to topple your tree. One of the best ways to increase storm vulnerability is to prune the weakened or dying limbs and branches from the crowns of your maple. Another way to decrease your maple’s storm vulnerability is to have an arborist strengthen it by cabling or bracing weakened limbs and crotch splitting. Any of our experts can do either of these things for you at AAA Emergency Tree Service.
The death of a maple tree can lead to yard damage or worse; ensuring that you are familiar with all of the above threats is the best way to make sure that you will recognize the onset of a disease or threat and call an emergency tree service in time. At AAA Emergency Tree Service, our experts are always on-call and ready to get to you as soon as possible, so don’t hesitate to give us a call at 888-630-0555 if you feel that your maple tree is threatened by any of the above problems.