Many different factors affect the time it takes for wood to rot, but spruce trees that die and fall to the forest floor usually disappear within 50 to 100 years. Pine logs on the forest floor remain there for 200 to 300 years.Continue Reading
One of the factors that determines how fast wood decomposes is the amount of resin in the wood. Pine is higher in resin than spruce. However, the length of time a pine tree remains composed before rotting is shorter if the tree grows in a forest that receives more rainfall because the trees produce less resin.
The environment plays a role in the time it takes for trees to rot. In northern Canada, the extreme cold freeze-dries trees. Some of the trees on the forest floors there are over 2 million years old.Learn more about Trees & Bushes
Adding water and nitrogen to a tree stump makes it rot faster than if it is left to rot naturally. The materials needed are a drill, plastic tarp, mulch and a high-nitrogen fertilizer.Full Answer >
Some common tree fungus diseases are chestnut blight, amillaria root rot, annosus root rot, aspen canker and canker rot. Chestnut blight is notorious for having nearly wiped out the American chestnut. The fungus still survives and attacks trees such as post oak and chinkapin, though non-lethally.Full Answer >
Common problems with boxwoods include winter damage and root rot. These problems can cause boxwoods to suffer from brown or yellowing greenery, which damages the plant and causes it to look unattractive as well.Full Answer >
According to Garden Guides, armored scales, theilaviopsis trunk rot, Ganoderma butt rot and Phytophthora fungi are common diseases which can affect sago palms. A number of diseases are prevalent to this tree, and most have no cure.Full Answer >