I Have A Lot Of Mistletoe In My Trees. What Is Mistletoe?
Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that makes its own nutrients from photosynthesis; however, it grows into the wood of the tree and draws the minerals and water from trees. For hundreds of years, it has been associated with positive traditions representing peace and romance. That’s hardly what it means for a tree that’s infested with it!
Some Of My Trees With Mistletoe Don’t Look Good. Is Mistletoe Bad For A Tree?
If it is professionally removed in the early stages of infestation, a small amount of mistletoe will not harm the tree in its own right. Without professional removal, mistletoe will continue to spread through the infested tree. It will spread quickly through all of the trees on your residential grounds if you don’t address the infestation as soon as you notice it. Considering that the parasitic plant is spread by birds, you need to act fast and contact an experienced tree company!
What Causes Mistletoe In My Trees
Mistletoe is spread by birds who feed upon the mistletoe. You can understand why mistletoe can spread so quickly! Once it’s deposited by the birds onto tree limbs, mistletoe is there to stay unless you have it removed!
Can Mistletoe Kill My Tree?
Yes! Mistletoe is an unsightly tree predator and affects your tree’s health in a negative way. It will stay on your tree and continue to suck the water and nutrients from the tree, leaving your tree in a stressed, weakened state. Trees that are weak are vulnerable to infection from other tree diseases and infestation from insect pests.
If you don’t address this issue quickly, mistletoe can cause dieback of tree limbs and eventually destroy the tree, especially if the tree has been subjected to extreme weather conditions. As you know, the weather here in Fort Worth, Texas can’t be predicted!
Can I Remove It Myself?
We don’t recommend it! Mistletoe often grows towards the top of large trees. Reason? The birds take the seed there! Your safety must come first! Never attempt to remove mistletoe yourself and don’t hire an unskilled laborer! Always contact a tree care specialist when you observe mistletoe growing in your trees.
What Should I Do To Get Rid Of The Mistletoe?
Don’t wait until you have a big problem with mistletoe! The earlier that you address this issue and have mistletoe professionally removed, the least damage will be done to your valuable trees. A professional tree company will have highly-skilled tree experts with many years of Texas tree service industry experience. The safety of you, your residence and all who walk upon your grounds should be top priority! Contact the best arborist in Fort Worth, Texas!
Our entire team of tree care specialists, our ISA certified arborist, and our highly-skilled tree expert are licensed, bonded and insured. We wear company uniforms while on your property for your easy identification. Our company uses the finest quality roping, cables and scaffolds and our removal equipment is state-of-the-art. Don’t you want the best tree expert working for you? Of course you do! Give us a call and we’ll see to it that mistletoe is removed from your prized trees and that your safety is never jeopardized!