In this San Diego Magazine article, Daniel Kump from Davey's San Diego office shares tips for tackling tree problem sin San Diego.

Posted: April 09, 2024

Drought. Yo-yoing temperatures. Hungry bugs. It’s no picnic to be a tree in our Mediterranean climate—but even the most frightful flora afflictions “can be mitigated with a little knowledge, care, and action,” says Daniel Kump, an arborist with the Sorrento Valley–based Davey Tree Expert Company. Here is Kump’s advice for tackling five of San Diego’s most common tree concerns.Arborist examines a tree

Five Most Common Tree Problems in San Diego


Drought and lack of water
Look for a sparse canopy. Leaves might be discolored, undersized, scorched, or falling off. Kump also recommends watching for woodpecker activity, as heat damage encourages pests. Water trees slowly once a week, saturating all the soil beneath each tree’s foliage to a depth of one foot. The best time to water is in the morning— it reduces evaporation and allows the trees to uptake water during the hottest time of the day.

To read the rest of Dan's tips, click here.

For more information, contact the San Diego Davey office.

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey has over 12,000 employees and is the ninth largest employee-owned company in the U.S. This year, Davey celebrates 45 years of employee ownership – Join us and apply today! 

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