Successful treatment of any abnormality of trees depends primarily on correct diagnosis.

Treatment based on incorrect diagnosis may only make the problem worse. Some troubles occur so frequently on certain trees, and have such specific symptoms and signs, that the competent tree worker readily diagnoses them. Other troubles are so complex, un-researched, or deficient in reliable background information that even the most knowledgeable arborist cannot determine the problem. A reliable arborist will not hesitate to admit an inability to diagnose some problems and will not hesitate to recruit the aid of a specialist to help in the diagnosis, like a medical doctor might consult a specialist in certain cases. Corrective treatments of unknown value will be made only as a last resort after all attempts at an accurate diagnosis have failed. Please feel free to call our staff of licensed specialists here at Minnechaug Tree to inquire about our diagnosis and treatments techniques.