There are numerous factors that could affect the health of a tree. These factors include the frequency the tree gets watered, the amount of sunlight it receives, the climate on the place it was planted on, the soil quality, and so on.
That being said, there are also factors that could impact the health of a tree in a negative way. Drought, decay, dormancy, strong winds, and pests are just some of the elements that could damage or even kill a tree.
Tree pests kill trees or cause early deterioration. They can be found anywhere in the world. It’s important to know which kinds of pests can damage trees and what kinds of damage they can cause to be able to act faster in case you spot one eating at your tree.
Asian longhorn beetle
This shiny black beetle can kill a tree in just a short span of time. Signs of Asian longhorn beetle infestation involves small holes in the tree trunk and scraped bark of the tree. This pest is very damaging to a tree that when one tree becomes infested, it needs to be removed at once and burned. Most of the time, the trees surrounding affected tree need to be removed and burned, too.
Brown spruce longhorn beetle
This tree pest attacks a tree by eating away at its important parts responsible for keeping it well-fed and healthy. The brown spruce longhorn beetle will continue eating away at the tree until it gets weaker and eventually die.
Emerald ash borer
Just like the brown spruce longhorn beetle, the emerald ash borer eats away at essential parts of the tree, resulting in its gradual weakening. The emerald ash borer mainly attacks ash trees. At times proper treatment with insecticide can still save a tree infested with emerald ash borers; if the infestation is not stopped soon enough the tree may die.