Do you have trees on your property that need to be cared for, but you just don't know where to start? Here are some simple, straightforward steps you can take to begin your journey into regular tree care. One thing you can do is contact your local landscaping company so they can inspect your trees and identify any issues. You can also get more familiar with tree diseases that are common here in Michigan so you can keep your eye out for potential signs. Finally, you can sign up for a professional tree care program that will help to keep your trees strong and healthy throughout the year.


Ask your local landscaping professionals to inspect your trees.

When starting to care for your trees, the first thing you should do is contact your local landscaping professionals. You can ask them to visit your property and take a look at your trees to see if they notice any signs of disease. Their experts will be able to thoroughly inspect your trees and identify any issues that they might be suffering from. If they find anything, they can communicate those issues to you and work with you to create the appropriate treatment plan. Tree care professionals can also explain what you should keep an eye out for so you will be able to catch problems early on.

Maintaining the health and appearance of your trees can significantly increase your property value.


Familiarize yourself with common tree diseases in the area.

Close up on a tree branch suffering from Spruce Needle Cast by a home in Macomb, MI.

A great way to start your tree care journey is to get more familiar with common tree diseases so you can recognize the warning signs and catch problems early. Some tree diseases that are commonly found here in Michigan include:

  • Tree rust: Rust is a type of fungus that spreads gradually throughout an infected tree. If you notice yellow, orange, or reddish-brown spots forming on the leaves of your tree, you may be dealing with rust.
  • Leaf spot: Leaf spot weakens your trees by interrupting photosynthesis. Your tree might be suffering from leaf spot if you notice multiple small lesions on the leaves of your tree.
  • Needle cast: Needle cast is a fungal disease that primarily affects spruce trees. You might be dealing with needle cast if the innermost needles on your tree are turning brown or falling off.
  • Tip blight: Tip blight is a fungal disease commonly found in conifer trees. A tree suffering from tip blight will have stunted new shoots with short, brown needles. You may also notice tiny black specks at the base of the needles.

Sign up for a professional tree care program.

Another important thing to do when caring for your trees is to sign up for a professional tree care program. This will give you peace of mind that professionals are continuously looking after your trees throughout the year and providing them with everything they need to thrive. By relying on the experts to care for your trees, you can also avoid any mistakes or further damage you could cause to your trees by caring for them yourself.


Give us a call to sign up for our tree and shrub care programs today!

The trees on your property are often the focal point of your landscape; our experts at Big Lakes Lawncare can help you keep your trees strong, healthy, and beautiful. We offer a fertilization program and a disease control program designed specifically for your trees and shrubs. We have offered these services to the homes and businesses in Macomb, Chesterfield, Shelby, and nearby cities in Michigan since 2014. If you are interested in getting your trees and shrubs in perfect shape, give us a call at (586) 200-0855 to sign up for our tree and shrub care programs today!