The team at O’Brien’s Tree Care attended a property at Caboolture this week with a tree that was badly decayed due to a termite infestation at the base of the tree. Termites infestations are generally found in tree trunks, tree stumps, enclosed patios and walls of buildings. When termites nest they can be found in mud packs above the ground, below the ground (tree root system) or in the base of the tree. In their aggressive search for food, termites will eat wood and vegetation material e.g plant debris. The attack on the tree system can cause extensive damage to the tree and also surrounding trees and property. It is extremely important to ensure that if termites are identified at your property that you are call a professional arborist to assess the damage caused.
As you can see from the images of this tree that was removed, the termite infestation was so large that it had caused extensive decay through the entire stem of the tree and the base. The termites has also created a second infestation at the neighbouring tree. The action taken by the team included:
By completing this action, the main food source for the terminates was removed and this will prevent further infestations from occurring. However it is also recommended that you also seek advice from a professional pest control service, whom specialises in termite treatment, and ensure any recommended treatments are completed.
If your have termites at your property or you are concerned about the risks due to existing trees or vegetations, call our team today for a free consultation.
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