Photos of Tree and Shrub Diseases

With the rainy weather in Kansas City this past month, Lawn Coach, Jeremy Swope, has been in over his head with tree and shrub diseases. This does not come as a surprise because we know warm, wet conditions are perfect for fungi. The problem is, many homeowners do not notice the early stages of these diseases. Most of the time, people say, “it just dropped dead” while, in fact, their plant had been dying for months. Here are a few photos Jeremy has collected over the past week:

Related Read: Fungus Friendly Conditions  

Photos From the Field

bagworms

The beginning stages of bagworms

 

Cherry Leaf Spot

Cherry Leaf Spot

 

Shot Hole Fungus

Shot Hole Fungus in Roses

 

 

 

 

leaf minors

Leaf Minors in Columbine leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

diplodia

Diplodia in a pine. Note: This is identified by the severe upward curling of the candles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Botrytis

Botrytis in a Dogwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another set of Bagworms forming in an Oak Tree

Another set of Bagworms forming in an Oak Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a Closer Look

Now is the time to look closely at your plants to identify any abnormalities. This way, if it is infected, it can be treated before any further damage is done. If you have any questions about fungi, diseases, or would just like someone to look over your home’s plants, contact a Lawn Coach today. They would be more than happy to come and take a look for you.