Trees with yellow leaves are beautiful, but not if they are caused by disease! Leaves are one of the many ways trees communicate their needs and health status to us. If a tree has yellow leaves with green veins, it may have a disease called iron chlorosis, which commonly affects trees in Texas that are planted in soil with high pH levels. This disease can be treated by scheduling an iron supplement service to provide your trees with the iron that they need to thrive.

If your tree's leaves are turning yellow, it may be caused by iron chlorosis.

Iron chlorosis deficient tree in Plano, TX.

If the leaves of your tree used to be a beautiful green, but are now turning yellow with green veins, your tree most likely suffering from iron chlorosis. Iron chlorosis is caused by an iron deficiency in your trees. Iron plays an important role in photosynthesis and chlorophyll production. When your tree is iron deficient, it won't be able to photosynthesize and produce the chlorophyll needed to keep its leaves green.

What's more, iron chlorosis can inhibit your tree's ability to flower, produce fruit, and grow, and it can make your tree more susceptible to other leaf diseases or leaf burning. Severe forms of iron chlorosis may begin to kill the leaves, branches, or even the entire tree if it's not dealt with in a timely manner.

Iron chlorosis is common in soil with high pH levels.

Western regions often have soil conditions that are difficult for trees to grow in. Environments with low elevations, compact soil, and low rainfall averages are common places to have soil conditions with high pH levels and low levels of iron. These conditions are not only hard for plants to survive in, but increase the chances they contract iron chlorosis. Since the soil in the Plano, TX area usually has high pH levels, iron chlorosis is a common disease for the trees here. Generally, if the pH level in your soil is high, there is less iron available to your trees, and you may find your trees suffering from iron chlorosis.

Pin oaks and Savannah hollies are some of the most common trees in Texas to fall victim to iron chlorosis.

Iron treatments will supply your trees with the iron they need to green up!

Tree injection for iron chlorosis treatment in Murphy, TX.

The best way to supply your trees with the iron they need to green up is through iron treatments. Iron can either be injected into the soil or directly into the tree, depending on the severity of iron chlorosis.

  • Liquid iron supplements injected into the soil help lower the pH level of your soil around your tree while providing iron to the roots of your tree. With the lower levels of pH in your soil, your tree can more easily absorb the nutrients it needs to produce chlorophyll, and this brings your tree's leaves back to their original green color. This long-lasting treatment is introduced to the soil through a soil probe.
  • Trunk applications introduce iron by injecting iron supplements directly into the tree's trunk. The effects of the application are visible a month after the tree is injected, and last up to several years. Trunk injections are an effective way to combat iron chlorosis.

If your tree is severely iron deficient, you may need to utilize both trunk injections and soil probes.

Give us a call today to schedule our iron treatments.

At CitiTurf, we can treat iron chlorosis in trees via iron treatments. Our licensed arborists continually train our crew in the best practices to diagnose and treat plants with diseases like iron chlorosis. We offer this service to property owners in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, and surrounding areas in Texas. Give us a call today at 972-516-0001 to schedule our iron treatments.