One of the biggest reasons for tree removal throughout Long Island is the onset of disease.  Indeed, even with cautious care, fertilizing and watering, it’s still conceivable that even the most solid trees will be hit down with disease.

In some situations, it will mean will mean uprooting the diseased tree and controlling the spread of the disease before it taints surrounding plant life.  In others, some tree surgery will be able to be performed with removes the disease without necessitated a full tree removal (this can include pruning and trimming of branches as well as precise removal of disease elements from the main trunk).

While our experts can help you to diagnose any disease that your trees may have, we’ve laid out some basic descriptions of common tree diseases to help if you have suspicions of a sick tree.

Apple Scab

Apple Scab disease is relatively common and effects Crab Apple Trees.

Apple Scab disease is relatively common and affects Crab Apple Trees.

Apple scab commonly influences crab apple trees, and in addition trees that are crab apple hybrids. In any case, other tree and bush species, for example, mountain-slag, apple, cotoneaster, and firethorn, can succumb to apple scab also. Apple scab causes side effects that incorporate dull green or cocoa spots on leaves, and in addition rashly yellow leaves and early leaf dropping in the fall. Vigorously tainted trees might lose their leaves as ahead of schedule as mid-summer. Apple scab is normally controlled through a progression of fungicide medicines.

Sudden Oak Death

Sudden Oak Death (SOD)

A Symptom of Sudden Oak Death (SOD)

Sudden oak death, or SOD, is an infection sickness that influences numerous types of oak. It is most dynamic amid cool, wet climate and spores can be transmitted by means of wind, making it spread rapidly.

SOD is a forceful illness that causes dim spots on the bark that overflow sap.

The foliage of tainted trees might likewise turn from a healthy green to a wiped out cocoa in a brief time frame. Trees influenced by SOD can decay quickly, so please contact a tree service professional immediately if you suspect one of your trees has succumb to this disease.

Oak trees are one of the more common trees throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties, so this is a common disease which we deal with for our clients.

Phytophthora Disease

Phytophthora-DiseasePhytophthora is created by a fungus of the same name, which signifies “plant destroyer” in Latin. This ailment commonly influences trees developing in soil that is over-flooded or inadequately depleted; it causes side effects that incorporate withered leaves, discolored roots, a scanty crown, and yellow or discolored foliage. Phytophthora is best controlled by means of preventive fungicide medications.


AnthracnoseAnthracnose is brought about by a gathering of organisms that assaults leaves, twigs, flowers and products of an incredible number of tree and bush maladies. It can be found all through different species in the vast majority of North America, however vital species to keep watch on are sycamore and blossoming dogwood.
Anthracnose side effects shift by the pathogen and host species. Sycamore anthracnose causes untimely leaf defoliation and a twig scourge bringing about witches sprouting. Dogwood anthracnose is basic on blooming dogwood in the Eastern U.S. also, western blossoming dogwood in the Pacific Northwest. All over the ground parts of the tree might be assaulted, bringing about defoliation, branch dieback and tree death.

Cedar rusts

cedar-apple-rustCedar rusts are normal foliar ailments of rosaceous plants, for example, hawthorn and crabapple. Likewise with apple scab, a few cultivars and animal varieties are more helpless than others. Rust infections require junipers as a substitute host. Orange or rust-colored leaf spots structure on hawthorn and crabapples in the spring. Twig infections can create and cause dieback. Spore-delivering structures structure on the juniper branches.

Photinia Leaf Spot

Photinia-Leaf-SpotPhotinia leaf spot is for the most part found in the South and is a vital defoliator of red tip photinia, Indian hawthorn, loquat and some pear cultivars. Contaminations by the parasitic pathogen start as little round, dim red spots on leaves, stems and organic product. Spots combine into expansive blotches with dim focuses.