Tree diseases are no joke. With the weather in Georgia being warm and enjoyable most of the time, it gives trees and shrubs more time to develop a disease that can kill your trees. But when you give your greenery the time and effort it takes to keep up with a good care routine, they will be able to thrive without signs of these diseases.
However, not every illness is preventable, neither in humans or trees. If you can identify the early signs of any fungal diseases, you will be able to save your trees and shrubs and the ones around them.
This is a disease that derives from fungal issues within your trees. There is a long list of different kinds of trees that can be affected by this particular disease. It includes:
When infected with Powdery Mildew, these trees will present with grey spots that look like powder sitting on top of the trees. It will usually show up on the leaves of the trees or on roots that are green. Fortunately, this is not a deadly disease, so it really should just be treated with preventative methods – which includes routine tree and shrub care.
This is another fungal disease that is commonly found in our area. You can usually identify it by the fact that there is a large black ball forming on the trunk of your tree in little chunks. When it gets larger and larger, it looks like black knots are tired around your tree – which is where its very fitting name comes from. However, the early signs of the Black Knot disease begin in the early weeks of May and present as little green spots around the trunk of your tree. It’s important to know both of these signs so that you can identify and stop them early – before it has a chance to get to the Black Knot stage. The best way to treat this disease is with fungicides. They can be applied throughout the growing season as a preventative method, but they are also useful once the disease begins to grow as well.
At North Georgia Lawn, we know that it can be a struggle to take good care of your trees and shrubs. We take the time to offer great tree and shrub care to ensure that each and every one of our customers has the healthiest trees and shrubs around.
Additionally, we can install surface drainage structures to quickly and efficiently remove excess water. We can even integrate them into the landscape, so they are less intrusive. We also offer aeration services to break up compacted soil and keep the water off the surface.
If you need any of these services, don’t wait – call (678) 508-0050 or contact us online today to get the incredible lawn and landscape care you deserve. For more tips on landscaping and lawn care, visit our monthly blog!