Tree Disease Control
Disease and fungi can be a large problem in landscapes. They can be caused by many sources such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Certain weather conditions can help certain diseases and cause others to be worse. Fortunately, we can control these effectively with a fungicide program that commonly includes 2 sprays per year. Below are some examples of some of the landscape diseases with which we deal.
Tree Diseases in Northeast Ohio
Anthracnose is a fungal disease that affects hardwoods and cause the leaves to curl from the tips back. It also infects many deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. It's also been known to spread and flourish on turf and golf greens.
Phytophthora is a disease that causes symptoms similar to anthracnose, also called Sudden Oak Death. It's a water mold that causes leaf blight on a wide variety of trees and ornamental plants.
Leaf Scorch causes the leaves to look as though they have been burned from the tips back, caused by the fungus Diplocarpon earliana. The disease infects leaves, fruit stalks and caps of strawberry plants.
Verticillium Wilt damage can be severe and even cause plant death. It is one of the most serious diseases of raspberries. It's most common in poorly drained soils and following cold, wet springs. Damage is seen mostly in July and August.
Powdery Mildew is a dusty white or gray fungus that will cover the leaves of the infected plant or tree. It will cause the leaves to lose their color and drop early.