3 Types Of Tree Diseases To Watch Out For

If you have a lot of trees on your property, you need to make sure that you watch out for the different types of tree diseases that could impact the trees on your property. Three tree disease that you need to watch out for are oak wilt, anthracnose, and crown rot.

#1 Oak Wilt

If you have any oak trees on your property, you need to make sure that you know about the biggest diseases that can impact your oak trees. Oak wilt can be really devastating to your trees and can do some real damage. Oaktree is spread by insects and it can also be spread by other oak trees. When the roots of an infected tree meet up with the roots of a non-infected tree, the disease can be spread.

One of the first signs of oak wilt are trees turning brown and dropping off long before fall. Oak disease can spread really quickly. If there is oak wilt in your area, you need to have a professional Certified Arborist come out to your property to help you protect your trees against this deadly disease.

#2 Anthracnose

Anthracnose is actually not a disease per say, it is a symptom of a disease that is really common. However, this symptom is so common and is relative to a wide variety of host plants, which is why Anthracnose is referred to as a tree disease. With this fungus-based disease, blotches appear on your tree's leaves. You will get dead blotches all around a leave. You may have a branch that has a cluster of spots on it; hits is how the disease starts.

Over time, the disease spreads to the branches. It starts with little twigs and branches first. The disease does the same things to the twigs and branches that it does to the leaves; it causes small growths to appear on the branches and causes dead spots to develop.

It is not really lethal until it spreads to the branches on your tree. If it is just impacted the leaves on your tree, it may be controlled for.

Crown Root

Crown root is a little different than the first two diseases discussed above. With crown root, the disease actually starts in the roots of the trees, not the leaves. The leaves are actually one of the last places that you see the impact of crown root disease. With crown root disease, fungus infects and kills your trees from the roots. By the time you can see the disease, there is not much you can do about the disease.

You can prevent crown root disease though. Crown root disease most often impacts young trees with undeveloped root systems. You can prevent this by making sure that all your young trees have good soil drainage.

These are just a few of the disease that can impact your trees. If you are worried that some of the trees on your property may be impacted by a disease, have a certified arborist come out to your property. They can let you know what preventative measures you can take, and if any of the trees on your property need to be removed because of disease. To learn more, contact a company like R. L. Elliott Enterprises, Inc.