List of tree diseases and insect infestations
Even the strongest have weaknesses, and trees are no different. It may be hard for some to believe, seeing them standing tall, but there are many types of fungi and diseases that plague trees daily. Various methods of tree disease control can help. Below is a list of just a few diseases that can affect a tree.
Mainly found in Texas and Florida, Lethal yellowing is a palm tree disease that attacks coconut palm, date palm, and other types.
A common disease of the Austrian pines as well as other pines is Diplodia.
Oak wilt is a fungal disease that is found in the US. It is deadly to trees.
A needle blight disease, Dothistroma, is a fungal disease that can result in severe stunting of tree growth or even death.
Another threat to trees is in the form of an insect infestation. These deadly insects generally feed off the tree’s nutrition supply or break down the tree’s defenses against other threats. Below is a list of a few of these insects.
The White Pine Tip Moth not only infests the shoots of conifer saplings but destroys the planted Christmas trees.
The Fall Webworm has been known to infest and feed on almost 100 different tree species in North American.
The Western Pine Beetle can kill Coulter and Ponderosa pines regardless of the tree’s age.