Leaf Spot Treatment in Arlington, TX.

Exceptionally familiar to tree care specialists in Arlington and the surrounding cities is a tree ailment commonly referred to as leaf spot. This generalized term encompasses a large variety of specific tree diseases that all produce visibly undesirable dark spots covering tree leaves. Leaf spot is so prevalent throughout north Texas that it is highly unusual for a certified arborist to not repeatedly encounter this ailment in residential neighborhoods! Leaf spot may be caused by a number of different types of plant pathogens but the majority of leaf spot diseases such as anthracnose, tubakia, and powdery mildew are caused by fungal pathogens. These destructive fungal assailants rest unseen through cooler winter months by residing in broken twigs and dead leaves laying on the habitat soil. The fungal spores are easily spread by wind gusts and splashing rain when wet, humid spring weather arrives. At this time, dark spots begin manifesting rapidly on infected tree leaves and continue to multiply until hot, dry summer weather begins. It is exceptionally important to contact an experienced tree company and treat leaf spot early when the tree first begins to exhibit dark spots. Chlorosis Treatment in Arlington, TX, call (817) 583-7689 Leaf Spot diagnosing!


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Leaf Spot Tree Disease

Diagnosis involves research and examination conducted by an experienced plant pathologist who first will study the infected leaves. Dark spots may range in size and up to a 1/2 inch across and frequently appear to have a ring surrounding them. When the disease has progressed to an advanced state, these spots may become so numerous that they blend together and appear as larger dark patches on the leaves. Premature defoliation will occur when leaves are severely diseased, producing a thinning canopy and visibly unhealthy appearance to the tree. Soil will be tested in a laboratory by the certified arborist to isolate the specific fungus responsible for the spotting and to determine the treatment and care required to eliminate the ailment. As these fungal tree predators thrive in wet soil, proper drainage is essential and the residential grounds will be carefully examined to reveal areas where soil has been compacted due to high foot traffic or construction projects, the presence of standing water and generally wet areas that the fungus favors for reproduction. Upon completion, the diagnosis report will be presented by the arbor care professional and the best arborist in Arlington will customize the specific immediate treatment needed and on-going maintenance care required.

Treatment Of Leaf Spot Treatment

Clean habitat grounds are necessary to control leaf spot and prevent the spread of destructive spores throughout the outdoor environment. Fallen leaves should be raked and removed immediately and all broken twigs and severely diseased trees should be professionally destroyed by a tree service. Pruning trees increase air circulation between the branches and permit light penetration to aid in keeping the leaves dry. Regular trimming of spotted leaves and broken branches by an experienced tree company will limit the spread of leaf spot and maintain the tree's health. Watering should be monitored by the arbor care professional and should be done at the base of the tree rather than via sprinkler systems that wet the foliage. Fertilization treatments may be determined necessary to support the tree's root system and deep root fertilization administered by a certified arborist will ensure the tree's vitality. In severe cases of leaf spot invasion fungicide treatments administered by an arborist that treats sick trees may be deemed necessary and a one year warranty on any treatment will be provided. Protect your residential outdoor habitat and your valuable trees by entrusting their care to the best Arlington arborist! If you have on your property, call (817) 583-7689 for a free consultation from a certified arborist in Arlington, TX.

Updated on December 28, 2018, at 4:22 PM by Metroplex Arbor Care.