While we expect leaves to turn yellow in the fall, a tree with yellow leaves in the summer may indicate a health problem for your tree! It is a common problem for some species of oak, maple and birch trees to develop a nutritional deficiency known as Chlorosis.
What is Cholorosis?
Chlorosis is the result of limited chlorophyll formation in leaves. This severe or long term nutrient deficiency may prevent the tree from gaining energy through photosynthesis, as the lack of chlorophyll within the leaf tissue can limit the life expectancy of a tree. Chlorosis is a symptom of a stressed tree and stressed trees are more susceptible to further disease and pest attacks.
Treatment results Anytime there’s a concern about the health of your trees, it’s important to have a certified arborist to complete a full evaluation of all environmental conditions to accurately diagnose all stress factors and prescribe care based on specific circumstances. This prescriptive care will help your tree meet its full potential.