Tree Disease Treatment

Tree Disease Treatment

Should my trees or shrubs look like that?  Do you want an honest answer?

Tree diseases can be very problematic.  If not diagnosed and treated properly, disease can severely compromise plant and tree health.  Untreated plant and tree diseases may ultimately cause enough damage that removing the plant or tree may become necessary.  Our Certified Arborist at 4 Seasons Arbor Service can properly identify if your plants are healthy or not.  We have many years of experience in tree care and in the diagnosis and treatment of tree diseases.  You will get an honest answer.  It may not be the answer you were hoping for, but we will always be honest.

Proper identification and knowledge of plant and tree diseases is critical to determine the best course of action, the timing of the treatments, and what corrective things can be done to improve plant and tree health and keep the problem under control.  You should always be able to ask your arborist any question you like, and the answers should be able to be verified by an outside source.  Our arborist stays in touch with the Morton Arboretum and the Illinois Cooperative Extension and keeps up with what their experts are seeing and hearing about in our area.

There are many common diseases we see on trees and shrubs: Dutch Elm Disease, Oak Wilt, apple scab fungus, diplodia tip blight, anthracnose, fire blight and a host of other common problems, all of which pose a serious threat to plant and tree health.  However, with proper diagnosis and treatment, your plants and trees can easily be restored to full health.  Call us today to learn what plant and tree maintenance options are available to help prevent plant and tree diseases and what disease control and treatment options we can offer you if your plants and trees are already infected.

The pictures above show the plant fungus known as Cedar Quince Rust.  This fungus causes the death of new twig growth and, when the fungal spores release, also coats the leaves with orange pollen causing the leaves to turn brown.  It hosts on plants in the rose family and cedar family.  This is a hawthorn twig.