It is no secret that rain is good for your trees. The water helps the tree establish root systems and take in the nutrients it needs to be healthy. But is there a thing as too much rain?
Yes! While many trees are tolerant of rain, too much of it can cause fungal and bacterial diseases. Here are common side effects of too much rain and how you can keep your trees healthy.
Too Much Rain Can Cause Root Rot
Root rot occurs when there is too much moisture in the soil and not enough drainage. This disease attacks the roots of your trees, causing the growth of fungi, poor growth, dieback, and discolored wood at the base of the stem.
To help prevent root rot in your trees, make sure that the soil is adequately drained and practice good tree care management. This means removing dead or dying trees, cleaning up debris, prevent damage from lawnmowers, and avoid planting trees in low lying areas where water collects.
Powdery Mildew Is Also A Common Side Effect Of Too Much Rain
Powdery mildew is a common fungal disease that causes grey to white, powdery splotches to form on the leaves, stems, and buds of infected trees. This disease occurs when there is too much moisture and not enough sun and air circulation. While this disease may not be deadly to your tree, it will cause unsightly leaves that will wilt and discolor.
Getting your trees pruned by an ISA certified arborist and planting trees susceptible to powdery mildew in a location with good light and air circulation can help prevent powdery mildew as a result of too much rain.
Schedule An Evaluation With An ISA Certified Arborist
At Hansen’s Tree Service we always say “the right tree in the right place”. Some trees can tolerate a lot of rain while others cannot. Hansen’s ISA certified arborists will evaluate your property before you plant your trees and provide you with their recommendations for tree species and placement.
We will also take care of any pruning and maintenance needs that your tree needs. Remember, before pruning always call a professional! They know how to safely and correctly prune a tree to prevent damage and injuries. Hansen’s Tree Service is fully insured to keep you, your property, and our employees safe.