Healthy Trees, Healthy Yard

Take Care of Your Trees

Are your trees looking sick or wilted? Diagnosing the problem might be difficult, but luckily, provides a great guide to keeping your trees healthy and figuring out the problem.

To sum up the Tree Health Guide, the first step is to contact a Cooperative Extension Service to diagnose your problem.

Current tree health issues include drought, disease, pests, invasive species and improper planting.

Signs of drought may include leaf wilting, leaf scorch, stem dieback and/or increased susceptibility to pests and diseases. Make sure you start by choosing the species that will grow well in your conditions and follow the basic tree watering guidelines.

Some of the most common tree diseases include Dogwood Anthracnose, Dutch Elm Disease, Eastern Filbert Blight, Oak Wilt, Pine Wilt, Sudden Oak Death and Thousand Cankers Disease. To learn more about these tree diseases (and the following pests), click HERE.

When it comes to pests, some of the main culprits include Asian Longhomed Beetles, Bark Beetles, Emerald Ash Borers, Hemlock Woolly Adelgids, Japanese Beetles and Periodical Cicadas.

Invasive species – plants, animals or pathogens foreign to your region are likely to make your trees unhealthy. Visit the National Invasive Species Information Center to find invasive species in your area.

Improper planting is another cause of unhealthy trees. According to, one common mistake is planting the root flare too deep. Root flare is the point where the trunk begins to spread out as it meets the roots, and will cause a slow decline, eventually killing the tree.

If you’re looking for help with treatment of your unhealthy trees, give Dudley’s Dew Right a call today! We’d love to be able to help you out!

Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to Dudley’s Dew-Right Tree Care blog! The first thing you should know about us is that we are a family owned business that takes pride in helping the rural residents of Nebraska with their tree and mulch needs.

We are proud to offer an array of tree and mulch services to the public. Dew-Right Tree Care provides many services including (but not limited to): tree removal, trimming services, snow removal, pasture clearing, job clean up, debris removal, and mulch blower installation.

With this blog, Dew-Right Tree Care aims to inform the public of how to take care of their land. We will write about how to keep your land clean and healthy, what to do in case of a storm, how to pick the right mulch for your land, and many other subjects. We will answer these questions and more, so stay tuned!