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  • Learn what is damaging your tree and how to stop it.
  • Distinguish between plant damage brought on by diseases, insects, or a nutrient deficiency.
  • Learn to identify these pests and how to protect the trees.
  • Beetles and bugs are damaging our trees.
  • Ash Bark Beetle – These beetles account for most of the decline of the Ash trees.
  • Bark beetles infest and reproduce in live trees. They may infest the entire tree.
  • Spring pruning and disposal of infested branches can limit the population development of the beetle.
  • Anthracnose – Anthracnose is a group of fungal diseases that affect various plants.
  • Shade trees such as sycamore, ask, oak, and maple are especially susceptible.
  • Anthracnose causes the wilting, withering, and dying of tissues.
  • Other symptoms are girdled dead twigs and areas of sunken bark.
  • Good sanitation is the first line of defense; rack and safely destroy all fallen leaves from infected trees and roses.
  • Maple trees – What’s happening with Maple trees where the leaves are more yellowish than green or red?
  • This is not from beetles but from micro-nutrient chlorosis. This occurs when a tree shrub is lacking micronutrients.
  • Treat this by incorporating chelated formulas of iron, manganese, or zinc into the soil.

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Source: customer-service@bestyard.com in collaboration with Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado