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Identify Diseases in Your Plant

Evergreen trees are beautiful to look at and they can add much value to your property. Understanding the various nutrients, type of soil and amount of water they require are essential to maintain good health. Additionally, a fair amount of knowledge on diseases that affect evergreens will ensure that you call a professional for tree disease control in IL in time.

Needle cast disease

Needle cast is caused by fungi and affects conifers such that hey start losing their leaves or needles. The disease is very common and over 40 types of needle casts are found in North America alone. At first, one can see light green or yellow spots on the needles. These turn into red or brown spots eventually. The fungus grows and ultimately leads to death of the entire needle which then falls off. Once spots start appearing, call a tree insect and disease control ILcompany to inspect.

Needle blight disease

Blight is a group of diseases that includes brown spot, Diplodia and Dothistroma. These diseases attack the needles by girdling them and killing the tips of the branches. They mainly decrease ornamental value of the plants or trees and the tree usually does not die when affected with needle blight. An expert in plant health care in ILwill remove affected branches for you.

Canker disease

Canker is caused by fungi; Sphaeropsis affects pine trees while Cytospora affects spruce trees. Both these fungi kill the bark of trees in sections. As such, an affected tree may have healthy branches interspersed with unhealthy or dead ones. The branch will be leaking with a sticky resin and it is best to let a knowledgeable tree disease control expert in IL handle the problem.

Root rot

Roots can rot due to several fungi such as Armellaria, Fomes, Phytophthora, Ganoderma, etc. One can identify root rot by looking for discolored needles, needles that are smaller than the average size, slow rate of growth and discolored wood at the stem’s base.

Trees can easily topple over if they are unhealthy. This poses a serious risk to humans and property. Trees may fall down over prolonged periods of illness or when facing strong gusts of wind. Expert arborists can easily identify the cause of the problem and treat trees effectively. In cases where death of the tree is evident or unavoidable, they will suggest chopping it down. One can also avail special services such as tree transplantation and large tree plantation if one doesn’t want to have an empty yard for a long time while waiting for new trees to grow.