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In-Depth Look at Oak Wilt, Dutch Elm Disease, and Anthracnose

Luis Asencio
Marketing & Branding Guru

Identifying common tree diseases is an important aspect of tree care as it allows for early detection and treatment, which can help to save the tree. Some of the most common tree diseases include Dutch elm disease, oak wilt, and anthracnose.


Dutch Elm Disease is another common tree disease that affects elm trees.

The disease is caused by a fungus that is spread by the elm bark beetle.

Symptoms include wilting, yellowing, and browning of leaves, and eventually death.

To prevent Dutch Elm Disease, it is important to keep an eye out for the symptoms and to remove infected branch material and treat the tree with a fungicide.


Oak wilt is a fungal disease that affects oak trees, causing leaf discoloration and wilting.

Oak Wilt is a fungal disease that affects oak trees, causing wilting, leaf discoloration, and eventually death.

The fungus is spread by insects and through root grafts between trees.

To combat Oak Wilt, it is important to prune and dispose of infected branches, use pesticides to control the spread of the fungus, and avoid planting oak trees near infected trees.


Anthracnose is a fungal disease that affects a variety of tree species, causing leaf spots, wilting, and dieback.

Anthracnose is a fungal disease that affects a wide variety of trees and shrubs, causing leaf spots, wilting, and dieback.

The fungus can thrive in cool, wet weather, and can spread quickly through an infected tree or shrub.

Symptoms include brown or black spots on leaves and twigs, as well as wilting and dieback of branches.

The disease can also lead to leaf drop and defoliation, which can weaken the tree or shrub and make it more susceptible to other pests and diseases.

It mostly occurs in species such as sycamore, ash, oak, dogwood and maple.

To identify these diseases, it's important to look for specific symptoms such as wilting, discoloration, and leaf spots.

Additionally, it's important to have a professional arborist from the #PTC team inspect the tree to confirm the diagnosis and recommend a course of treatment.

Regular tree maintenance and monitoring can also help to prevent the spread of these diseases. Contact Us Today >>609.256.6722