What’s wrong with my trees? Fall webworm

Fall webworms feed on hundreds of different tree species Fall webworms are a common, native moth found throughout the United States that feeds on hundreds of tree species. These species include walnut, hickory, ash, maple, oak, poplar, and more.

What’s wrong with my tree? Verticillium wilt

Verticillium wilt is a severe fungal disease Verticillium wilt is a severe fungal disease caused by the fungus Verticillium dahliae. This fungus lives in the soil and can lay dormant for many years until the roots of susceptible plants, like maple trees, get close and causes the spores to germinate. [...]

What’s wrong with my tree? Sooty mold

Sooty mold is a fungal disease caused by sap-sucking insects Sooty mold is a fungus that is dark-colored and grows on the honeydew produced by sap-sucking insects like aphids. This fungus appears as a black, powdery substance that can cover leaves and twigs. It can even be seen on lawn [...]

What’s wrong with my trees? Dog vomit slime mold

Dog vomit slime mold isn’t dangerous to your trees Did someone’s dog throw up on your lawn? If you see something yellow that looks yellow and slimy, it could be what’s known as dog vomit slime mold or scrambled egg mold. Its name comes from its appearance, which gives the [...]

What’s Wrong With My Tree? Nematodes

Nematodes Are Non-Segmented Roundworms Nematodes are non-segmented roundworms that live in the soil and play a vital role in the environment, like controlling disease and cycle nutrients. Some feed on plants and algae, others feed on fungi and bacteria, and other nematodes feed on other nematodes. Most nematodes aren’t plant [...]