Numerous factors can impair the growth of the maple tree. Below is some information on the different maple tree diseases. Maples are vulnerable to many illnesses brought on my fungus, insects, and pests.
Every one of these maple tree diseases develops based on climate conditions and soil. To avoid these diseases, maple tree planting must be performed with the right soil. Here’s a look at the various and most common diseases that usually distress maple trees.
Verticillium Wilt – Also known as maple wilt, this mold is a serious and common issue that can kill trees. This illness begins in the roots and works its way up the maple tree, causing dieback and cankers. Indications of maple wilt are diseased branches with sickly leaves and burnt-looking leaves. Sometimes, olive-colored streaks are discovered in the sapwood. This maple tree disease is considered the worst one because it can stay hidden in the soil years before it makes an appearance. Maple wilt gets into a tree through its roots.
Anthracnose – This disease causes shoot dieback twig death and extensive defoliation. Typically confused with frost damage, indicators of anthracnose are a canker on the trunk and main branches, purplish-brown spots along the veins of the leaves, and brown spots on leaves.
Tar Spot – This disease affects many maple species and creates tar-like, huge spots on the leaves.
Asian Long-horned Beetle – This insect harms the sapwood under the bark layer, stopping the tree from accurately transporting water and nutrients. Once a tree has Asian long-horned beetle disease, it will usually die within a year or two.
Other maple tree diseases and pests include:
Many of these maple tree diseases weaken a tree and brings about the death of a tree if not treated. If you believe there is an issue with your tree, contact a Rochester tree service company immediately for a tree assessment and treatment options.
A Rochester tree specialist can assist in protecting your trees and keeping them disease-free, making your outdoor space healthy and beautiful.
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