How to Spot Termite Damage in Trees

How to Spot Termite Damage in Trees

Worried you might have termites in your trees? This is the place for you.

In this article, our experts will take you through common signs of termite damage in your trees, what you can do about it and how the team at Affordable Tree Service can provide you with professional advice.

Signs of Termite Damage in Trees

Termites can create extreme damage to your trees, which is why an infestation is something you’ll want to address quickly. But how do you know your trees are being attacked by termites?

In this section, we’ll go through some of the more common signs of an infestation.

Hollow Trunk 

If the trunk of your tree is sounding a little hollow,  it might mean it’s been infested by termites.

Soft Timber or Missing Bark

Is your tree trunk softer than usual or missing bark? This is a common sign of a termite infestation and isn’t something you’ll want to ignore.

Mud Tubes

Termites stay hydrated through mud tubes, so if you see them on your tree, it’s probably a sign of infestation.

Nests or Sawdust Piles

Termites make their nests in the inside of your tree trunk or in the soil. While the presence of termite nests or sawdust piles is an obvious sign of an infestation, it’s important to note that they can be difficult to find.

For that reason, you may want to talk to your professional arborist to confirm.

What Can You Do About It?

In terms of DIY methods, there’s not much you can do to manage a termite inspection. The best thing to do is to talk to a professional arborist for assistance.

How Affordable Tree Service Can Help

As a homeowner, you want to be sure you’re getting the right advice to maintain the health of your trees, especially when it comes to termite prevention. And this is something you can be certain of when you contact our professionals at Affordable Tree Service.

Our qualified and highly skilled team members can assist with any number of services to maintain your trees, from stump grinding and land clearing, to health assessments, storm preparation, tree removal and so much more.

If you think your tree may be afflicted with termites, contact us today for an accurate diagnosis.