Trees can get sunburn much the same way people can. This is known as tree sunscald, and it can be quite harmful. Our tree service recommends protecting your tree from excessive heat rays now that summer is in full swing.
What Is Tree Sunscald?
Sunlight is crucial for tree growth. Too much sun, however, is counterproductive. Also, excessive heat can cause premature damage. Our tree removal service has actually removed dead and dying trees that decayed due to too much sunlight. Vegetable crops, such as tomato and pepper plants, are also prone to sunscald.
Why Sunscald Is Detrimental
Sunscald can damage the bark and cause aesthetic defects. Even worse, it can destroy the bark to the point where the tree’s outermost tissue is exposed. This outermost tissue is known as the cambium layer and is responsible for bark growth. The cambium layer will lose its ability to produce bark if it becomes damaged from exposure. Continue Reading →