Changing leaves mean unhealthy trees

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FOREST CITY, IA – With fall being right around the corner, we are going to start seeing some changes in scenery.

Some trees in the area are changing a bit early, which according to Alan Good, owner of Al’s Tree Service, is an indication of a tree being in distress.

Distressed trees will often times change colors earlier than others, show areas of bird pecking, which are small holes the trunk and limbs, and discoloration of the bark.

“Birds peck in the sides of trees and their basically eating insects and parasites and that sort of thing. Another thing you got to look for is…dead limbs,” Good said.

Summertime often comes with severe weather and Good suggests to everyone concerned about trees in their yard losing limbs in a storm, he said that walking around your property and removing any dead limbs on your own is a sure way of making sure mother nature doesn’t do it for you.

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