Leaf spot is a general name used to describe many types of fungi and bacterial pathogens that affect plant leaves. It creates noticeable symptoms including spotted leaves, leaf drop, and cankers. Types of leaf spot can include anthracnose and powdery mildew. If you have sick trees, contact us about leaf spot treatment in Fort Worth, TX. We can evaluate your trees and determine what care is needed to bring them back to full health. Call 817-882-6499 to schedule a consultation today.
What is Leaf Spot?
Leaf spot is commonly a fungus but also includes some bacterial plant pathogens as well. Because there are so many forms of leaf spot, almost all trees can be affected by it. All forms of leaf spot need a wet, humid environment to grow in. It usually begins growing in the spring during warm, wet weather and then stops growing after the weather becomes dry in the summer.
Leaf Spot Treatment
Early leaf loss, several years in a row, can cause significant stress and lack of growth. This makes trees more susceptible to other conditions and pests. Treating signs of leaf spot early is simple and prevents further damage to your tree. Raking dead leaves in the fall might not be your favorite chore, but it is extremely beneficial when dealing with leaf spot. Infected leaves that fall from the tree can carry pathogens through the winter, which will grow and spread once spring arrives. Pruning infected leaves and stems can also stop the spread of the pathogen to other parts of the tree. By removing infected areas from the tree and the area around it, you can prevent another infection from occurring next spring.
Contact Butler Tree Health
Call us today at 817-882-6499 if you think you may have trees infected by leaf spot in Fort Worth, TX. Our arborist is ISA certified with years of training and experience in tree care. When you schedule a consultation with us, we will do a full health assessment and put together the necessary treatment plan. Count on us for quality service and strong, healthy plants!