Tree Diseases

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A tree with injected syringes sticking out. The chemical treats the tree Advanced Tree Services provides tree disease and disorder diagnosis and treatment services to ensure the health and beauty of your landscape. Some of the common tree diseases and disorders we address include Oak Wilt, Root Rot, Bacterial Diseases, Tree Viruses, and Dutch Elm Tree Disease.

Oak Wilt

Oak Wilt is a serious and deadly disease that affects oak trees, causing rapid wilting and death of the tree's branches. It is caused by a fungal pathogen called Ceratocystis fagacearum, which spreads from tree to tree through underground root systems, as well as through insect vectors.

This disease is particularly dangerous because it can spread quickly and affects a large number of oak trees.

The symptoms of Oak Wilt include the yellowing and wilting of leaves on individual branches, often starting at the top of the tree and spreading downward. The leaves will then turn brown and remain attached to the tree. In severe cases, the entire tree can die within a matter of weeks.

To prevent the spread of Oak Wilt, it is important to be vigilant when caring for oak trees. This includes proper pruning techniques, avoiding injury to the tree's roots, and avoiding the movement of firewood from infected trees to non-infected trees. If you suspect your tree may have Oak Wilt, it is important to contact a professional tree service immediately.

At Advanced Tree Services, our team is trained to diagnose and treat Oak Wilt and other tree diseases. We use the latest techniques and treatments to ensure the health and longevity of your oak trees, and will work with you to develop a plan to keep your trees healthy and thriving.

Root Rot

Root rot is a condition that affects the roots of trees and other plants, causing them to become diseased and eventually die. This is often the result of a combination of environmental factors such as over-watering, root damage, poor soil conditions, flooding, and drought stress.

Root rot is caused by various fungal pathogens, such as Phytophthora and Armillaria, that infect and kill the roots of the plant. This can lead to a decline in the overall health and vigor of the tree or plant, and if left untreated, can lead to its eventual death. To prevent root rot, it is important to provide the right growing conditions for trees and plants, including proper watering, soil preparation, and good drainage.

If you suspect that your tree has root rot, it is important to contact Advanced Tree Services to diagnose and treat the problem.

Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial diseases such as Erwinia Fire Blight and Pseudomonas Bacterial Blight are common issues that can affect woody ornamentals. They are caused by specific bacteria that can infect the tree's leaves, stems, and branches. Erwinia Fire Blight, for example, causes blackening of the shoots, wilting of the leaves, and death of the tree, while Pseudomonas Bacterial Blight causes dark brown or black streaks on the stems, shoots, and leaves.

To control bacterial diseases, fungicides containing copper can be used. However, it is important to follow the instructions carefully, as high rates or slow drying conditions may cause spotting or burn of young shoots in spring. In addition to fungicides, pruning and disposing of dead wood can also help to control the spread of the bacteria. This process should be carried out carefully, with pruning tools disinfected to avoid spreading the bacteria further.

If you are unsure about the presence of a bacterial disease in your trees, it is best to consult with Advanced Tree Services. We can diagnose the problem and provide appropriate treatment to keep your trees healthy and thriving.

Tree Viruses

Tree viruses are a type of disease that can affect the health and growth of trees. They are caused by microscopic pathogens that infect the plant cells and alter their normal functions. Unlike other tree diseases, tree viruses do not have any specific physical symptoms, which makes them challenging to identify and diagnose.

The symptoms of tree viruses can be quite general, ranging from stunted growth, yellowing leaves, leaf distortion, and reduced fruit production. In some cases, the symptoms can resemble nutrient deficiencies, which can make it difficult to diagnose the problem correctly.

One of the most common ways that tree viruses are spread is through the movement of infected plant material. This can include infected plant cuttings, grafts, or insect vectors that carry the virus from one plant to another.

If you suspect that your tree may be infected with a virus, it is important to contact Advanced Tree Services. We'll be able to diagnose the problem and recommend a course of action to help control the spread of the virus. This may include removing infected plant material, using fungicides or insecticides to control insect vectors, or providing proper care and nutrition to help the tree recover from the virus.

In some cases, tree viruses can cause irreversible decline in a tree's health, making it important to address the problem as soon as possible. With the help of Advanced Tree Services, you can help protect your trees and maintain their health for years to come.

Dutch Elm Tree Disease

Dutch Elm Disease is one of the leading causes of elm tree death in the disease world. As a preventive measure, specimen elm trees can be successfully trunk injected during the spring/summer with a treatment that will prevent the development of the Dutch Elm Disease fungus for up to three years.

Many other diseases exist that can attack a tree quickly, and if you think that your tree may be "sick", the more immediate the attention the better chances of that tree (and surrounding trees!) surviving. If you notice any abnormal activity happening in your tree that can't be explained by normal means, give Advanced Tree Services a call to diagnose and treat any tree diseases that might be plaguing your yardscape!

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