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Spotting the Signs of 10 Common Tree Diseases

Healthy trees are a beautiful addition to any landscape. If your yard’s trees are diseased and unhealthy, however, they can pose a safety threat to your loved ones and your home. A tree service company that offers tree removal in Decatur and Atlanta can help you to identify and remove diseased trees for your yard. From emergency tree cutting to standard tree removal and more, your certified arborists will provide you with the services that you need to ensure that your trees are healthy and strong. To help you determine when it is time to schedule tree removal, here is a look at the signs of 10 of the most common tree diseases.

1. Leaf Rust

If a tree is affected by leaf rust, it may develop a distinctive orange or reddish spotting on its leaves.

2. Fire Blight

Fire blight give trees a burned or charred look, even if they have never been touched by a fire.

3. Powdery Mildew

To determine the health of your trees, check their leaves for signs of damage or strange colorations. When the leaves on your trees start to appear dusty or white, this may indicate that you have a powdery mildew infestation.

4. Gall

Gall is actually a type of fungus that prefers to grow on the trunks and branches of mature trees.

5.Witch’s Broom

As its descriptive name suggests, witch’s broom is a cluster of broom-like branches and twigs that can pop up in the middle of a tree’s branch.

6. Canker

Canker appears as whitish growths along a tree’s trunk.

7. Leaf Spot

Much like leaf rust, leaf spot causes discoloration on the leaves of a tree.

8. Japanese Beetle

Japanese beetles are an invasive species that can feast on the leaves of the trees in your yard. You can identify the Japanese beetle by looking for its brown thorax.

9. Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is a bright green beetle that can destroy a mature tree.

10. Bagworm

Bagworms are grub-like insects that feed on mature tree leaves and branches.
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