Monthly Archives: July 2009

Diplodia (Sphaeropsis) Blight – Pine Tree Infections

Pine Tree Disease Prevention Is your long needle pine declining with individual branches turning reddish brown. If so, your pine is very likely infected with diplodia (Sphaeropsis) blight. You can slow the process by allowing more air movement around the pine. Trimming and destroying infected branches and removing spent pine needles and pine cones will… Read more »

Avoid the Apple Scab Tree Disease

FROM THE DESK OF DOC PICKHARDT, B.C.A. Does your beautiful flowering crab tree look thin with yellow leaves dropping to the ground now? Chances are your flowering crab tree has a chronic disease called apple scab. Apple scab attacks your tree in early spring but does not become symptomatic until about June. Unfortunately the flowering… Read more »