What’s wrong with my tree? Hard scale

Hard scale is a type of tree scale Hard scale refers to a type of scale insect that infests and feeds on trees. Scale insects are small, sap-feeding insects that belong to the order Hemiptera. The term “hard scale” specifically refers to scale insects that have a hard, armor-like covering [...]

What’s wrong with my tree? Chlorosis

Do you notice the leaves of your tree turning yellow, but it’s not fall yet? This may be a result of chlorosis, which causes a lack of chlorophyll in the leaves. This essential pigment gives leaves their green color and enables them to make food through photosynthesis. This condition occurs [...]

What’s wrong with my tree? Sycamore anthracnose

Sycamore anthracnose is a fungal disease The sycamore anthracnose fungus, Apiognomonia veneta, is most commonly seen during the cool, wet weather of spring. This fungal disease twigs via petioles (the stalk that attaches the leaf blade to the stem) during the growing season and remains inactive until the tree goes [...]

What’s wrong with my tree? Bleeding canker

Bleeding canker is caused by multiple species of Phytophthora Are your trees giving the appearance that they’re bleeding? It’s not blood; it could be Phytophthora bleeding canker.

What’s wrong with my shrub? Roseslug sawfly

Roseslug sawflies are the larvae of sawflies Despite their name, roseslug sawflies aren’t slugs (and they’re also not true flies!). Rather they are sawflies that feed on roses in their larval stage. They are mostly green on top and yellowish along their sides with a brown head, growing up to [...]