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Verticillium wilt is one of the most common and destructive diseases of shade and ornamental trees in Illinois. In all, more than 300 plant species have been reported susceptible to this disease.
Yes, the list of problems are extensive.
There are many different diseases that affect landscape trees and shrubs. Control of tree and shrub diseases cannot be properly accomplished until the disease pest is identified. Identification of tree and shrub diseases is crucial because, although most diseases can be controlled, there are some diseases that cannot be controlled.
Disease control on landscape trees and shrubs can sometimes be accomplished by more than one method, depending on the particular disease that is infecting your landscape plants.
Fungicides are often used to control diseases on landscape trees and shrubs. Fungicides may be sprayed, injected into the tree trunk, or even injected into the soil surrounding the roots of the tree or shrub. In some cases cultural changes, such as tree pruning, tree fertilization, or altering watering habits, may reduce disease infection on landscape trees and shrubs.
Invariably you will need a professional to identify and treat shrub and disease problems due to acquiring proper identification and the professional grade pesticides involved with its correction.
Good cultural practices will go a long way in the prevention of most disease problems.
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