Tree Diseases

Top Six Tree Diseases You Should Know

Tree lovers, do you know what the top six tree diseases are? Every day, I see trees dying way before their times and the cause is usually one of these diseases. They can all be treated if they’re caught in time, but it takes an expert to distinguish between Sudden Oak Death and Oak Wilt and other, rarer problems. Don’t rely on Dr. Google or the local hardware kid to tell you what to use — you need a certified arborist.


The top six tree diseases are:

  • Sudden Oak Death
  • Pyhytophera (several varieties)
  • Anthracnose
  • Needle blights (Dothistrama, others)
  • Dutch Elm disease
  • Oak Wilt (Ceratocystis fagacearum)

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