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Tree Service, Inc.
Caring for your "Largest Assets" since 1957

ISA Board Certified Master Arborist:

Mark Young

 

Consulting Arborists:

     George Eib          Chuck Brasher
 

Phone: 816-333-7220

   

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SYCAMORE ANTHRACNOSE

Does it look like fall in the Spring?

         

First, realize that Anthracnose is not a “killer” disease! 
It’s scary; this year it’s dramatic; but the trees are already growing new leaves to replace the ones being dropped.

Anthracnose is a fungus.  It can affect not only the leaves, but also twigs and buds of the Sycamore tree.  Almost every genus of trees has its own anthracnose… sycamore anthracnose will NOT go to maples, or ash, etc...

Cool springs make anthracnose worse than even exceptionally wet springs.  We just went through 3 ˝ weeks of cool, wet weather… perfect weather to grow the anthracnose fungi. 

Anthracnose is controllable.  If the tree is small enough, two sprays in the spring will take care of it for that year.  However, most mature sycamores are too large to spray cost effectively.  For them, we use the same fungicide used for Dutch Elm Disease, and inject it into the trunk in mid-summer.

 

Mark Young
Board Certified Master Arborist

Our expert staff will be happy to give you an estimate

Call: 816-333-7220


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