A Splitting Trunk-Ache: Why Trees With Two Trunks Fail in Strong Winds

Most trees have a single, dominant trunk from which their branches spread outwards. However, some trees develop a second trunk. Tree species such as the elm, often grow a second trunk and sometimes, even several trunks. Unfortunately, a co-dominant tree, i.e. one with two trunks, may endanger you and your family during storms or on windy days. Co-Dominant Trees are Dangerous Not all trees with two or more trunks are dangerous.

Chlorosis in Trees: Is Your Backyard Affected?

When the foliage of your house plants begins to turn yellow and droop, it’s an easy enough situation to remedy. An extra bit of water, some fertiliser, perhaps even changing the soil or transferring the plant to a larger pot—it’s not that difficult. It can be somewhat more effort when the same thing happens to one of the trees in your backyard. This yellowing and drooping is a sign of poor health known as chlorosis, wherein the plant has a chlorophyll insufficiency and cannot produce enough carbohydrates.

3 Reasons to Cut Down a Tree on Your Property

Cutting down a tree should be the last course of action when you notice some problem with it. It is possible to have a dying tree that has no risk of falling on property or people, for instance. Such trees provide food and nesting grounds to species like woodpeckers, and hence cutting would hurt the ecosystem. Careful consideration must take place before tree lopping takes place, including weighing the effects of removal versus leaving the tree in place.