Experts: Improperly removing dead tree parts can spread disease - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Improperly removing dead tree parts can spread disease, experts say

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - As the weather warms up, many will be going outside to do some yard work this weekend, but if those weekend plans include working to fix up the damage this winter's storms did to trees, you should proceed with caution.

From Myrtle palms to pine trees, there are a lot of shabby-looking trees out there, but experts say if you take care of them improperly, disease can spread.

The folks at All Around Tree Specialists in Conway say it takes a trained eye to know whether a tree is healthy or not. Right now, a lot of trees just look shabby from the storms, but a trained eye can see what's really going on.

Michelle Loch's tree removal business has been booming since the winter storms, but she says people aren't cutting those limbs properly and that's where the problem start.

"When you dead wood a tree it has to be done proper, if not it could actually kill the tree," Loch said. "Fungus will grow on that tree and affect the rest of the tree because the dead branch is still on the tree."

Copyright 2014 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Pawleys Island church being moved for repairs Friday

    Pawleys Island church being moved for repairs Friday

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-02-23 18:10:43 GMT
    Crews get ready to move the church across the street. (Source: Pawleys Island Police on Twitter)Crews get ready to move the church across the street. (Source: Pawleys Island Police on Twitter)
    Crews get ready to move the church across the street. (Source: Pawleys Island Police on Twitter)Crews get ready to move the church across the street. (Source: Pawleys Island Police on Twitter)

    The Pawleys Island Chapel is being carefully moved across the street Friday so that repairs can be made on the building’s foundation. The church, which has been in the Pawleys Island community for about 50 years, is being lifted and moved across Myrtle Avenue between the North and South Causeways.

    More >>

    The Pawleys Island Chapel is being carefully moved across the street Friday so that repairs can be made on the building’s foundation. The church, which has been in the Pawleys Island community for about 50 years, is being lifted and moved across Myrtle Avenue between the North and South Causeways.

    More >>
  • Police investigating comment made by student at NMB High

    Police investigating comment made by student at NMB High

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-02-23 17:45:18 GMT
    Source: Horry County SchoolsSource: Horry County Schools

    A comment made by a student at North Myrtle Beach High School is being investigated by Horry County police, according to spokesperson Krystal Dotson.

    More >>

    A comment made by a student at North Myrtle Beach High School is being investigated by Horry County police, according to spokesperson Krystal Dotson.

    More >>
  • Lumberton church accepting donations after two vans destroyed by vandals

    Lumberton church accepting donations after two vans destroyed by vandals

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:36 PM EST2018-02-23 17:36:39 GMT
    Source: Robeson County Church and Community CenterSource: Robeson County Church and Community Center
    Source: Robeson County Church and Community CenterSource: Robeson County Church and Community Center

    Donations are being sought by the Robeson County Church and Community Center after two church vans were destroyed by vandals Wednesday evening, according Executive Director Darlene Jacobs. 

    More >>

    Donations are being sought by the Robeson County Church and Community Center after two church vans were destroyed by vandals Wednesday evening, according Executive Director Darlene Jacobs. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly