Learn to recognize trees that may be affected by diseases or pests so you can quickly take action
We live in an age of rapid progression when it comes to diseases and pests that can plague our lovely trees. Over the past few decades, the United States has lost many canopy trees due to fast-spreading diseases and pests, such as Dutch elm disease and the emerald ash borer. Our ecosystems are all connected, and the trees in your yard can become infected and adversely impact street trees, nearby park trees and even the larger forests and habitats beyond. The good news is that foresters and arborists are actively researching tree pests and diseases and providing assistance and resources for homeowners in an effort to quell tree decline.