Dangerous and Diseased Trees
Like all living things, trees are susceptible to disease and pests. A tree needs a good supply of light, water, carbon dioxide and nutrients from the environment for optimum growth. A lack of one or more of these may lead to reduced growth and put the tree under stress. If a tree is stressed, then it may not have the energy required to manufacture important defences and can become vulnerable to disease and pests.
Tree disease can stem from fungal, bacterial or viral sources.
Some common tree pests and diseases found in Britain are:
- Ash Dieback
- Acute and Chronic Oak Decline
- Dothistroma Needle Blight
- Dutch Elm Disease
- Sweet Chestnut blight
- Pine Processionary Moth
- Oak Processionary Moth
- Asian and Citrus Longhorn Beetles
As well as these, Squirrels, Deer and other Mammals can do untold damage to trees.
Check your trees regularly and if in doubt ask the advice of our highly qualified and experienced Tree Surgeons.
If we believe the tree is diseased or dangerous, we will be able to advise you on the best course of action. If the tree is protected by the Local Planning Authority or where the tree is deemed to be dangerous, we will contact the local Tree Officer on your behalf. With your permission we may also make the data available to relevant agencies to help monitor the extent of Oak Decline and Ash Dieback on a national basis.