Extremely Dry Soils
The heat and drought of this summer does more than create discomfort for us. It is brutal on our trees. Many trees have been damaged by lack of water, but we often don't see the results until much later.
One symptom of drought stress is the premature loss of leaves. If your trees have lost leaves in the summer, or have thinner canopies, it is an indication of trouble to come.
Drought-stressed trees become susceptible to root rots, which will cause further decline and can produce a dangerous tree. Many insects which compromise trees attack drought-stressed trees.
Fort Wayne soils are mostly heavy clay. When the ground has cracks, the soil is so dry and hard, roots cannot grow. In the lakes area, the sandy soils dry out easily and as water tables drop, trees are left high and dry for weeks!
Trees either grow or die; there is no static state. Dry weather has placed hundreds of thousands of trees in a negative condition. Proactive care is the only solution for trees valued in the landscape. Of course, if you're concerned about your trees, you should contact us!