Redwoods are giant trees that grow naturally throughout the coast of California. However, it is possible to grow trees outside of their native area with extra effort. When added to your landscape, redwoods offer numerous benefits, providing a healthy, stable climate, keeping the air clean, and mitigating the harmful effects of climate change.
In addition, redwoods can add significant value to your property, enhance your home’s curb appeal and provide a shade. However, redwoods can die if exposed to unfavorable conditions over an extended period of time. This post highlights some of the factors that lead to the death of redwoods and how you can prevent your redwood from dying.
Temperature measures the degree of hotness or coldness of a particular place at a given time. Redwoods naturally grow in a warm and humid habitat, typically within the range of 20 to 90 degrees. Although redwoods can grow in lower temperatures, you need to take extra care to ensure that your tree does not freeze. Extremely lower temperatures can kill your redwoods.
Although redwoods thrive in warmer weather that does not mean they can survive without much water. High fog and humidity in their natural habitat create moisture for the leaves to neutralize the impact of the environment. Redwoods grown outside of their habitat require water through irrigation to support their survival and growth. One of the symptoms that your redwood lacks adequate water is wilted leaves. However, excessive watering can also kill the tree and expose it to disease.
Redwoods are highly susceptible to grey mold. This organism is especially dangerous to young redwoods planted in containers or grown in fiberglass greenhouses. Grey mold looks like grey cottony fibers on the leaves of the tree. If the mold spreads without control, it may end up killing your tree and even spread the disease to other trees.
Root rot is a common condition that affects redwoods especially when they are still growing in containers. If not treated on time, root rot can quickly spread through the tree from the root, bringing symptoms such as drooping and yellowing leaves.
Fallen Leaf Tree Management is a California-based tree service company with years of experience in tree preservation. The expert tree care specialists at Fallen Leaf Tree Management are trained and properly equipped to evaluate your ailing or diseased redwoods and recommend solutions that will bring them to life again.
Fallen Leaf Tree Management services residents in Sacramento, CA, and surrounding areas. For more information about their service, visit their website or call 916-447-8733.