If the leaves of your tree have started to turn pale green to yellow, they may be suffering from nutrient loss also known as chlorosis. Treating nutrient deficiencies is important in preventing stress to trees. Contact us at 817-882-6499 today for chlorosis treatment in Fort Worth, TX. Trees that begin showing signs of stress become more susceptible to other problems, like pests, so treating symptoms early is vital.
Symptoms of Chlorosis
The most noticeable sign of this disease is pale green or yellow leaves. Chlorophyll, which is the green pigment in leaves that absorbs light for energy, requires nutrients in order to survive. Without them, the chlorophyll begins to fade from the leaves which cause them to lose their pigment.
Iron chlorosis is the most common form of the disease. Iron is a main requirement for chlorophyll to form within the leaves. Without enough Chlorophyll the leaves cannot survive and severe cases could weaken the tree because of reduced photosynthesis.
Leaves turning yellow doesn’t always mean the tree is affected by chlorosis. There are some diseases which can cut off nutrients to leaves altogether. You can tell whether the tree is suffering from chlorosis by checking the veins in the yellowing leaves. In most cases, the green pigment has left the main leaf tissue but not the veins of the leaves.
Causes of Chlorosis
There are many things that could cause your trees to show symptoms of chlorosis. While an iron deficiency is most common, there are other factors to take into consideration. Damage to the roots, improper watering, and soil compaction could all be contributors.
Having a tree specialist assess the health of your tree is important. Treating an issues without knowing the exact cause could bring more harm to the tree. Sometimes the tree needs soil aeration to improve nutrient absorption through the roots. Other times, nutrient injections may be needed to help boost energy production in order to relieve some of the stress on the tree.
If you think you may be dealing with sick trees, give us a call at 817-882-6499. We provide chlorosis treatment in Fort Worth, TX to improve the health of tree suffering from nutrient deficiencies. Our ISA certified arborist can assist with proper care for the trees and treatment if needed.