27 Oct Is My Tree Dead or Just Dormant?
It’s difficult to say whether your tree is dead or dormant without more information. Here are some things to consider:
- Time of year: Trees typically go dormant in the winter, so if your tree is losing leaves or looking brown, it may be perfectly normal. However, if your tree is losing leaves or looking brown in the spring or summer, it may be a sign of death.
- Location: Trees that are planted in windy or exposed areas are more likely to go dormant than trees that are planted in sheltered areas.
- Soil type: Trees that are planted in sandy or poorly draining soil are more likely to go dormant than trees that are planted in well-drained soil.
- Watering: Trees that are not watered enough are more likely to go dormant than trees that are watered regularly.
If you’re concerned that your tree may be dead, the best thing to do is to contact a certified arborist. They will be able to assess the tree and determine if it is dead or dormant.
Here are some additional tips for determining if your tree is dead or dormant:
- Check the buds: If the buds on your tree are alive and green, then the tree is likely dormant. If the buds are brown and dead, then the tree may be dead.
- Look for signs of new growth: If you see any new growth on your tree, such as leaves or shoots, then the tree is likely alive. If you don’t see any new growth, then the tree may be dead.
- Use a moisture meter: Insert a moisture meter into the soil near the base of the tree. If the soil is moist, then the tree is likely alive. If the soil is dry, then the tree may be dead.
If you’re still unsure whether your tree is dead or dormant, it’s best to err on the side of caution and contact a certified arborist such as Marchion & Faucher. We’ll be able to give you a definitive answer and help you determine the best course of action.