Tree/Plant Diseases

Disease Alert: Watch for Sycamore Anthracnose and Apple Scab!

Sycamore Anthracnose Apple Scab

Now that spring is beginning, tree diseases are starting to crop up across the country. For many of these cases, now is the time to consider treatment, especially if you’re an arborist in charge of recommending solutions to homeowners. Two issues that are sure to be prevalent this year are Sycamore Anthracnose and Apple Scab. […]

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5 Trees We Love Across the Country

Trees We Love

Last week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we shared the story of one tree we love each day of the week. In case you missed it, we rounded our five picks for you below. Do you have a favorite tree? Share with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages!   1. The Champion White Ash […]

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The Time is Right to Start Thinking About Treating for Fire Blight

Fire Blight

In many areas of the country, the weather may be blustery and cold. It’s hard to believe that spring is right around the corner, but it is – and that means it’s time to plan treatment for Fire Blight. What is Fire Blight? Fire Blight is the most damaging bacterial disease that affects shrubs and […]

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Is This Foursome Tee-ing You Off?

By Zac Purinton, Arborjet Inside Sales/Technical Support As a former Assistant Superintendent, I understand all the things that can get in the way when managing 150 or more acres of turf, trees, and landscape. When problems arise, it is not sustainable to simply remove every tree. Arborjet is here to help you with that pesky […]

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The Oak Wilt Crisis in Michigan

Oak Wilt was first discovered in Texas where it currently infects over seventy-six counties and almost every city in the central part of the state. Individuals and municipalities have been battling oak wilt in the mid-west for years and now it occurs in twenty-one states. Oak Wilt is an up and coming problem in Michigan, so Arborjet’s Regional Technical Manager, Joe Aiken filled us in on the current situation.

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The Michigan Oak Wilt Crisis

Originally published December 2014 Oak Wilt has been on the rise in Michigan and recently there has been such a spike that it has become an epidemic, especially on the west side of the state. It has spread across the state so anyone that has oak trees here should be aware and be monitoring for […]

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Oak Wilt Invades San Antonio, TX

Originally published July 23, 2014 Oak Wilt is a fungal disease that attacks the vascular tissue of the tree, which can be fatal if left untreated. It has been in the United States for decades and has slowly made its way into the urban centers of San Antonio. There is no total prevention or cure […]

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Terminate Apple Scab Infection

Apple scab is a fungal disease caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis, which affects leaves, fruit and twigs. While most common in apple trees, the fungus frequently infects both pear and hawthorn as well. Outbreaks will be most severe following particularly wet and cool spring conditions. For best results, apply PHOSPHO-jet or Propizol prior to […]

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Stop Sudden Oak Death This Fall

Sudden oak death (SOD) is the common name for a fatal tree disease caused by Phytophthora ramorum, a species of oomycetes that are similar to fungi. SOD is one of 59 species of Phytophthora, all of which cause disease in plants, such as coast live oak, California black oak, Shreve oak, tan oak, and canyon […]

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