If you have any kind of tree on your property, then it is important to familiarize yourself with what kind of tree it is and what common tree diseases to be on the lookout for. Like detecting cancer in humans, early detection is best. You do not want to allow for a disease to go untreated as it can kill the tree or sometimes spread to other trees. Three common tree diseases to be on the look out for are:
- Apple Scab – This disease will attack apple and ornamental apple trees. You will see small green spots that turn black on the leaves. The fruit will have small raised dark areas. The fruit can become distorted and fall from the tree too early.
- Cankers – Cankers can affect many different types of trees. They can be due to fungal or bacterial issues. Cankers can appear on the trunk or branches. You will see dark lesions and they may ooze.
- Powdery Mildew – This can affect many different kinds of trees. It will attack the foliage. It will look like there is a white powder on the top part of the leaves. It may cause leaves to change colours earlier in the season.
These are just three tree diseases that you may have to deal with. There are many other tree diseases that can be cause for concern. The best thing you can do for your trees is keep a close eye on them, and when you spot something that isn’t normal or looks concerning, call a professional arborist right away. The arborist can help you identify the tree disease and help you treat it.