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Tree Disease Treatment in Murfreesboro TN

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Did you know that tree disease is the #1 cause of the necessity for tree removal in Tennessee? 

If you think your trees may be sick but aren’t sure or not sure what to do about it just give us a call for tree disease treatment in Murfreesboro TN.

Our professional arborists are experts at diagnosing the various tree diseases that affect all local tree species, as well as treating them so that they can regain their luster and full potential.

Below we will talk about some of the more common tree diseases common to typical tree species in TN.

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Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD)

Thousand Canker Disease (or TCD) is possibly the greatest threat to black walnut trees here in Murfreesboro TN.

Spread by a twig beetle, this disease is caused by a fungal infection that spreads on multiple contacts with the carrier insect.

This particular disease, as it is so contagious, is a serious danger to black walnut and other trees as well, causing certain counties and areas to be under quarantine.

The best way to keep the disease from spreading is to never transport wood from one area to another: always use wood from a local source, and never store firewood in your home!

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Sudden Oak Death (SOD)

Sudden Oak Death is a harsh name for a harsh plant illness that many experts refer to as “Ebola for trees.”

This highly communicable and deadly tree disease, although referred to as Sudden Oak Death, can infect and kill trees of over a hundred species if left untreated.

The cankerous lesions and leaking sap are sign that aren’t always a certain indicator that the tree in question is in fact infected, making it difficult to detect and diagnose without expertise and lab equipment.

If you think your trees may have some of the symptoms of this disease, give us a call!

What is Anthracnose?

Anthracnose is another very common tree disease in Murfreesboro TN that can affect shrubs and other plants as well.

While this disease that is spread by fungus (like many tree diseases) rarely is the cause of the death of a tree on its own trees can be severely weakened leaving them susceptible to death from secondary sources like other tree diseases and pests.

One of the most common symptoms of Anthracnose are irregularly shaped brown or tan blotches close to the leaf veins. 

If you think your tree might be suffering from Anthracnose it’s time to give us a call

Armillaria Root Rot

Armillaria Root Rot is another fairly common tree disease in Murfreesboro TN that can weaken, and if left untreated over a period of time, even kill multiple species of trees.

Have you ever seen a tree with light tan colored mushrooms/toadstools growing at the base, around the roots of a tree?

That fungal growth acts like a parasite to the tree, robbing it of moisture and nutrients that weaken and leave the tree vulnerable to other damaging sources that can lead to death.

If you have this kind of fungal growth on the roots of your trees, Tree Service Murfreesboro TN is here to help