The Homeowner's Guide To Tree Disease (and Why You Should Care)

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The Homeowner's Guide To Tree Disease (and Why You Should Care)

Did you know that a mature tree can add value to your property? As a matter of fact, a mature tree can increase your property’s value by 10%.

However, if you ignore your tree’s health completely, it becomes almost worthless. And a diseased tree can turn into a larger problem if ignored.

And if you’re a homeowner with trees, it’s important to be concerned so that you are able to maximize your property value and keep your trees alive. 

So keep reading if you would like to learn more about tree disease and why it’s important to care! 

Signs of Tree Disease

Leaf rust is one of the biggest signs of a decaying tree. This happens when the leaves start browning from the outer edges and usually indicates a fungal disease. 

If your leaves start displaying powdery white dust, then it may be a sign that you have mildew contamination. This can cause minor problems with your trees but is not a huge cause for concern. 

A canker is a growth usually found at the bottom of a tree. This is a good indication of a fungal or bacterial infestation. A canker can also weaken the tree and can make it dangerous if left untreated by a professional. 

Leaf spots make the leaves appear to have polka dots. And it usually means a fungus has taken over. Sadly, the best treatment usually means tree removal to avoid spreading to other trees. 

Most Popular Diseases

Anthracnose is a fungal disease that takes over leaves and twigs and is usually found on many shrubs and trees. Most importantly, watch out for this becoming a dogwood tree disease. 

Oak wilt is a serious fungal oak tree disease. It usually causes death and is caused by infected beetles and root grafts. Prevention can be done when your tree is in its young growth stage. 

While powdery mildew may not be aggressively harmful, it’s important to monitor this fungal disease. The mildew sits on top of the leaves, causing them to look white in color. And this is a popular magnolia and maple tree disease. 

Fire blight is a very common disease that attacks the twigs of trees. Thus, causing the branches to look like they’ve been burned by fire. 

Phytophthora root rot is a fungal disease that starts in the roots. This is usually caused by poor drainage and makes the leaves wilt. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for root rot and usually ends in tree death. 

Tree Disease

Be sure to monitor your tree’s health throughout its lifetime to make sure you’re getting the most out of it. 

And remember, a diseased tree isn’t ideal and can cause bigger problems down the line if left untreated. 

So contact us today to get a free written estimate on any tree service you may need. We will take care of all your tree disease needs here at P’n’D Logging and Tree Service!