Chlorosis is a deficiency of iron in trees and shrubs and is very common to encounter in our service area. Leaves will start to discolor, taking on a yellowing appearance of the leaf while the veins remain green.
Prolonged iron deficiency may result in defoliation, dieback of branches, or, in extreme cases, death of the plant itself. Alkaline soil, heavy clay soil, compact soil or damage to the root system may contribute to chlorosis.
Homeowners may try putting conifer/evergreen needles over the soil where the roots are of the tree/shrub suffering from chlorosis. As the needles break down, they will help introduce acid to the soil which may help the plants naturally uptake more iron from the soil.
If you believe your trees or shrubs have been affected with disease or fungus activity, call Grounds Services today for a no-obligations visit at 419-536-4344.