Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring Diseases for Trees - What to Watch Out For

It's mid April, and in Chicagoland spring weather is fast approaching.  'Tis the season for budding trees, blooming flowers, and unfortunately, serious tree disease outbreaks.  Spring diseases that affect your trees could potentially kill your trees so it is important to contact a professional tree service, like Trees "R" Us, Inc. that has certified arborists on staff to correctly diagnose the issues going on with your trees.  

During the spring season there are two key diseases that will affect the health of your trees. One of these diseases is Anthracnose and the other is Fireblight.

A brief description of Anthracnose is a fungal foliar disease to which sycamore, oak (especially white), and maple are highly susceptible. This fungus will cause defoliation. The onset of symptoms usually occurs from May to mid-June.

The other disease is Fireblight which is a bacterial disease that causes wilting and blackening of blossoms and leaves on trees. This disease occurs early in the season and can produce symptoms that persist throughout the summer. The first sign of firelight occurs May through early June depending on your geographic location.

Check back tomorrow for more detailed information on Anthracnose and Fireblight.  I'll discuss prevention and treatment.

The best way to know if your trees may be infected by one of these diseases is to contact your local Trees "R" Us, Inc. arborist.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. is the professional tree company that you can trust.  We service the North Shore area of Chicagoland and the surrounding northwest suburbs.  For your tree care needs contact us at, or by phone at 847-913-9069, or by email at

Thanks for reading,

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