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Common Tree Diseases

Just like any living being, trees are not immune to diseases. Depending on your location, climate, tree species, and other factors, there are a variety of diseases that can infect the trees on your property. Fortunately, most diseases can be treated, especially if caught early on. North Texas Trees is knowledgeable about the common tree diseases in the North Texas area, and knows how best to keep your trees healthy.

Common Tree Diseases:

The list of tree diseases is expansive, and like mentioned before varies from place to place. However, here is a list of the most common tree diseases that can be harmful and deadly if not controlled:

  • Oak Wilt
  • Cedar Hawthorne Rust
  • Diplodia Tip Blight
  • Dothistroma Needle Blight
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Anthracnose
  • Hypoxylon Canker

In North Texas specifically, the diseases that we see most often are Oak Wilt and Cedar Hawthorne Rust. Oak Wilt is caused by a fungus, and attacks all types of Oak Trees, including red, white, and live. This is a common tree disease in our area, as we are home to more than 50 varieties of Oak Trees. Cedar Hawthorne Rust is a fungal infection caused by a pathogen, and mostly infects Hawthorn and Juniper trees.

Treatment Options

Our certified arborists have years of experience treating common tree diseases and will know just the solution for your issue. In addition to preventative measurements, we typically apply fungicides to Juniper and Hawthorne trees in specific areas that won’t cause harm. For Oak Wilt, we might inject a herbicide or cut down infected areas depending on the seriousness and progression of the disease.

If you believe the trees on your property are suffering from a common tree disease, it’s important that you seek out professional help. If not diagnosed and treated properly, the disease could be detrimental to your trees. Contact the team at North Texas Trees today to ensure a long and healthy life for your trees!