Professional Evaluation /Consultation 
Plant Health Care - Sick Trees
(Diagnosis / Prognosis)

Hurricane Tree Specialists offers year round reliable professional evaluations and consultations, along with correct tree health diagnosis and prognosis, thus we can recommend and provide a proper treatment regimen to ensure optimal conditions for tree health and longevity.
We know from experience that many of the trees that are lost each year due to over development, weather and human incompetence to name a few could be saved if only correct problem assessment and management were applied.
construction damage
a tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightning
poor planting site
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construction damageconstruction damageconstruction damage
construction damageconstruction damage
construction damage
construction damageconstruction damage
a tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightning
a tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightning
a tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightning
a tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightning
a tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightning
a tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightning
a tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightninga tree infront of a house that has been strucked by lightning
poor planting sitepoor planting site
poor planting sitepoor planting sitepoor planting site
poor planting sitepoor planting sitepoor planting sitepoor planting site
poor planting sitepoor planting sitepoor planting site
poor planting sitepoor planting site
poor planting site
poor planting sitepoor planting site
(construction damage)
(lightning strike)
(poor planting site)
Diagnosing tree problems requires a combination of knowledge, experience and keen observation. Also laboratory analysis is sometimes needed.
a man with a microscope observing a leaf
picture o leaf anatomy
woody trunk anatomy
 Most often it is not simply a case of identifying an insect or disease. If disease is suspected it is important to remember that there are three conditions necessary for development, a susceptible host the presence of a pathogen and environmental conditions favorable for the micro-organism to proliferate.
(leaf anatomy)
(woody trunk anatomy)
​(dutch elm disease life cycle)
Trees that die or are declining in the urban landscape are usually suffering from a combination of environmental and or man- made stress factors. Insects or diseases are often secondary, usually attacking the tree only after it has become weakened.
diagram of construction
chronic water stress i.e. drought
(​ chronic water stress i.e. drought )
​( flooded conditions )
Focusing on tree health is a far better strategy than the indiscriminate killing of insects in and around you’re trees and gardens. In fact many insects can be beneficial for instance helpful insects that are predators of harmful insects.
​(some examples of beneficial organisms)
It takes some detective work to piece together all the clues. Often times the arborist is not called in until problems are well advanced, and so early detection and prevention are best.
leaf with a magnifying glass
 example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum
this tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one side
( example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum)
( this tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one side )
 One of the biggest challenges facing the arborist in diagnosing tree problems is the lack of available information. Obviously the tree cannot describe it's symptoms and so it is up to the arborist to uncover the answers. The history of the tree and it's environment is of utmost importance.
Tree problems and disorders can arise in many different ways, but there are two basic forms that is biotic (problems caused by a living organism ,i.e. fungus, bacterial infections, phytoplasmas), and abiotic (problems caused by a non-living agent i.e. bad weather, root damage caused by construction activities, soil compaction). There are many other examples besides these, but you get the idea.
wood decay fungal conks
rhizomorphs of Armillaria mellia
Hypoxylon canker frequently caused by prolonged drought conditions

​(rhizomorphs of Armillaria mellia)
​(Hypoxylon canker frequently caused by prolonged drought conditions)
(wood decay fungal conks)
Frothy oozing sap of bacterial slime flux
lightning in the sky
a tree cracked in half
construction activities within the root zone of trees  wil
chronic water stress caused by soil compaction
( construction activities within the root zone of trees  wil
l often times cause problems for most species )
( chronic water stress caused by soil compaction
 a very common problem in populated areas ) 
If you have a tree that you are unsure about and are considering having it removed, we urge you to get a professional evaluation, as there are many so called tree experts out there who are completely unknowledgeable regarding the concepts of proper tree care (i.e. tree biology). These unscrupulous individuals are quick to recommend treatments, without first having a good understanding of the problem or problems that may be present and so prescription before diagnosis is malpractice. With field examinations we will look for existing, as well as potential problems and recommend the best treatments for each situation individually. If laboratory analysis is needed we can assist you in preparing and transporting tissue and soil samples.
a arborist examining a tree
tree trunk
You may be surprised to find out that what you thought was a serious condition, is only a simple malady that can be easily corrected and at a fraction of the cost of removal. Certainly the old adage applies here an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
trees lined up together
dutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycle
dutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycle
dutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycle
dutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycle
dutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycle
dutch elm disease life cycle
dutch elm disease life cycledutch elm disease life cycle
a man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leaf
a man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leaf
a man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leaf
a man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leaf
a man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leaf
a man with a microscope observing a leaf
a man with a microscope observing a leafa man with a microscope observing a leaf
diagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of tree
diagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of tree
diagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of tree
diagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of tree
diagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of tree
diagram of construction injury grade chages of tree
diagram of construction injury grade chages of treediagram of construction injury grade chages of tree
woody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomy
woody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomy
woody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomy
woody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomy
woody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomy
woody trunk anatomy
woody trunk anatomywoody trunk anatomy
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 example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum
 example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum
 example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum
 example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum
 example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum
 example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum example of wood decay fungi in this case (Ganoderma lucidum
this tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one side
this tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one side
this tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one side
this tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one side
this tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one side
this tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one side
this tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one sidethis tree failed because of the proliferation of wood decay fungi, you can plainly see that the roots have rotted away on one side
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construction activities within the root zone of trees  wilconstruction activities within the root zone of trees  wilconstruction activities within the root zone of trees  wil
construction activities within the root zone of trees  wilconstruction activities within the root zone of trees  wilconstruction activities within the root zone of trees  wilconstruction activities within the root zone of trees  wil
construction activities within the root zone of trees  wilconstruction activities within the root zone of trees  wilconstruction activities within the root zone of trees  wil
construction activities within the root zone of trees  wilconstruction activities within the root zone of trees  wil
construction activities within the root zone of trees  wil
construction activities within the root zone of trees  wilconstruction activities within the root zone of trees  wil
 It is important to remember that diagnosing tree problems can sometimes be difficult especially for the untrained person. This is due in part to the fact that in many cases tree diseases and disorders can cause symptoms that mimic other problems for example the symptoms of drought are very similar to those of over saturation.
a leaf with bacterial leaf sorch caused by fusariu,
(A close examination of leaf tissue can often reveal certain problems in this case bacterial leaf scorch caused by Fusarium)
a bark inclusion
(A disection of a small stem reveals a bark inclusion this is also a very common problem with trees growing in developed areas in many cases this problem can be corrected through proper pruning) 
a picture diagram of tree
(The diagram shown here depicts healthy canopy growth (right side) in optimal soil conditions with that of the same tree growing in compacted soil conditions (left side) a very common problem in the urban  environment .We can in many cases alieviate this problem through soil remediation techniques)
flooded conditionsx
picture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomy
picture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomy
picture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomy
picture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomy
picture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomy
picture o leaf anatomy
picture o leaf anatomypicture o leaf anatomy
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