Root Rot Unraveled: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

October 15, 2023
Sunny Crutchfield


In this informative conversation between Wesley Rivers and Cory Herpel, both ISA certified arborists from TreeNewal, they delve into the critical topic of root rot and its impact on urban trees. They begin by explaining that root rot is often a hidden problem, affecting trees long before visible symptoms emerge. Root rot is primarily caused by saturated soil conditions. Such as over-irrigation or heavy rain. It can lead to severe consequences for trees. Cory emphasizes that by the time symptoms like canopy browning or tip dieback become noticeable, it’s often too late to save the tree.

The discussion touches on preventive measures. This includes avoiding changes in property grade and compaction near tree roots, as well as the importance of deep root fertilization to maintain tree health. They stress that healthy trees are naturally more resistant to root rot.

Furthermore, Wesley and Cory address the challenging issue of distinguishing between a tree’s biological health and its structural integrity. Even trees that look healthy may be structurally unstable if they have root decay. They also mention that certain root rots attack fibrous roots, leading to symptoms like canopy discoloration and leaf drop.

Additionally, they discuss the threat posed by root rots that affect major structural roots, which can destabilize a tree over time. Signs of these issues may include the appearance of fungal conchs on the lower trunk or surface roots. Importantly, they explain that removing these conchs doesn’t eliminate the fungus inside the tree, but rather, addressing overall tree health becomes the focus.

The conversation underscores the importance of early detection and preventive measures in managing root rot, urging viewers to seek professional guidance from ISA certified arborists if they suspect issues with their trees. For more information or assistance, viewers are encouraged to visit or contact TreeNewal for expert consultation and solutions.

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Root Rot of Texas Trees

Rooting for Success: Choosing the Right Dallas Trees for Your Property

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Our team of ISA Certified Arborists is dedicated to providing comprehensive tree services that ensure the vitality of your trees. From maintaining and reviving newly planted and established trees to diagnosing and treating tree diseases, fungi, and pests, we have you covered.

We specialize in proper tree diagnosis and offer tailored maintenance and treatment plans to keep your trees thriving. Our experts apply top-quality fertilizer and soil conditioning products to enhance tree health from the roots up.

At TreeNewal, we understand that many trees suffer from improper planting practices. That’s why we offer specialized techniques such as air spading, root collar excavation, and vertical mulching to improve the longevity of your trees. Our goal is to create sustainable landscapes that stand the test of time.

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