How to Save a Dying Tree?

Trees are very important to us but their numbers are decreasing as time goes by. One of the major problems of the world would be air pollution and trees can help us combat that concern. This is why it is salient to learn how to save a dying tree.

Characteristics of a Healthy Tree

​A properly nourished tree will appear to be full of life: producing luscious fruits and beautiful flowers like mums or lavender. Aside from that, you can see that the leaves are producing dynamic green colors. The leaves together with the branches are not dry and wilted.


Dying Trees: Causes and Identification

Trees are like humans; getting their basic necessities (food, air, and water) in adequate amounts can help them live longer. Trees can die naturally or can get infection or disease and die. We lose some because of natural (lightning) or man-made (logging) cataclysms.

The signs that a tree is dying vary from one to another. Their manifestations can also vary greatly depending on the locality they are standing. But here are the common observations

  • Leaves – you will notice that the leaves of the trees are getting dry, falling and no new growths are seen​
  • Roots, trunk, and stems – the robust look of the healthy body will be absent if the tree is dying. Signs such as bark brittleness and branches being easily snapped off will be noted.

Saving Trees 101

What Will You Need

Primarily, it is essential for you to have a keen eye as it will help you assess what is really wrong with the tree. It is highly important for us to know the reason why the tree is dying. Simply removing the cause can sometimes revive them.

Identify if the tree is experiencing pest infestation. Check carefully if there are manifestations of plant disease. Evaluate the tree’s hydration.

Tools or materials will vary depending on the condition of the tree. Nevertheless, here are the common utilities you can make use of:


Step 1: Water

Step 2: Prune

Step 3: Fertilize

Step 4: Mulch


Every single one of us benefited in the presence of trees. Through the shade and protection, they can give during sunny and rainy days, through the apples and oranges that we snack on, and most especially the oxygen they give.

This tutorial enabled you to learn the following:

They have saved us so many times and now it is our turn to save them so that our future generations can also enjoy the world with them.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Tell us why you think it’s important to save a dying tree on the comment box below.


Amelia Robinson is a lover of plants and gardens, as well as an educator on this topic. It’s her goal to make sure that you get the chance to learn what you need to about gardening to succeed with your own home garden at the blog You’re not going to find just a collection of basic articles about gardening here. Instead, she wants to answer the difficult questions for you. She tweets at @robinsonplants

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