The Signs of a Sick or Dying Tree and How to Address the Issue

As a tree care company, Green Keeper Tree Care understands the importance of regularly assessing the health of trees. Catching the signs of a sick or dying tree early on can help prevent further damage and potentially save the tree. There are a couple of signs that you can look for to help. 

Loss of Leaves

One of the most obvious signs of a sick or dying tree is a significant loss of leaves. This could be due to a variety of factors, such as pests, disease, or environmental stress. It is important to inspect the tree for any visible signs of these issues and address them as soon as possible.

Dead Branches

Another sign of a sick or dying tree is the presence of dead branches. These branches should be removed to prevent them from falling and potentially causing damage. It is also a good idea to trim back any overgrown or crossing branches to allow for proper airflow and sunlight.

Fungus or Mushrooms

Fungus or mushrooms growing at the base of a tree can also be a sign of trouble. These fungi are often the result of a tree that is under stress and may be in decline. In this case, it is important to assess the root system and address any issues that may be causing the tree to struggle.


If a tree is leaning significantly or appears unstable, it could be a sign of a deeper issue. This could be due to root damage or a problem with the tree’s structure. If a tree is unstable, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible to prevent it from falling and causing damage.

At Green Keeper Tree Care, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of trees. If you suspect that your tree may be sick or dying, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team will assess the tree and recommend the best course of action to keep it healthy and thriving.