You might have heard of ‘tree diseases’ before, but what are they? Tree diseases are not exactly a common occurrence, but when they do occur they are serious. There are different types of tree diseases and it can be very difficult to treat them once you identify that you have one. Buena Vista in California is full of large trees and as a result the number of fungi that live in the soil is high. As a result there are many fungi that attack the roots of these large trees causing the needles to fall, wither and die. This can then be very difficult to recover from and might even mean the death of the tree that has been infected.
There are different types of tree diseases and although they all seem similar in their symptoms, it is still important to get them treated as soon as you notice anything out of the ordinary. For example, a white spot on the back that feels like the tip of a needle is often a fungal infection and if untreated can cause the entire tree to crumble. Other symptoms to look out for are brown spots that form on the needles and where the infection has affected the bark.
Other tree diseases include pink patches and yellowing of the bark or the foliage of the tree. These symptoms are sometimes confused with other diseases, so it is always best to get a qualified tree expert to identify what it is really causing the damage. If you suspect that you have an infected tree you should contact your local nursery. They will usually be able to identify the type of tree disease and give you the correct treatment. The main thing is that you take action as soon as you are aware that you have an infected tree.
Buena Vista National Park is surrounded by other tropical forested areas and as a result there is a high risk of suffering from tree diseases. One of the most common diseases is called needle blight and this infects the needles of the trees. If untreated the infected needle will die within a couple of days and new ones will grow in its place. As the infection spreads to the entire tree can soon be in danger of falling victim to the disease. It is a good idea to only remove infected needles and to not touch the tree leaves or branches.
Yellow diseases are also common on trees within the park and can affect any kind of tree, including trees like the cypress tree. These tree diseases can be identified by dark green spots that spread across the tree. This can eventually cause fatal damage if untreated and if left untreated for a long period of time.
The third common disease is called cyperus rot which affects the fruit bearing trees. If the fruits are infected they will not grow properly and may not bear fruit at all. The infected needles will fall off the trees and when this happens the tree disease can spread rapidly. The tree’s roots can also become weak which can cause them to be washed away into the drainage system. This can eventually kill the tree.
The last disease is called needle blight that affects all fruit trees. The infected needle will appear as white splotches on the infected tree and eventually will start to leak sap as well. The infected needles can also fall from the trees and wash away into the drainage system when the tree stands in water. The effect of this disease is the same as that of cyperus rot and affects all kinds of trees, both fruit and non-fruit trees.
These are some of the tree diseases that can affect trees in Buena Vista Park. Some of these tree diseases may have the same symptoms as other types of diseases, but their effects may vary on severity and location of the affected tree. It is a good idea to take a little bit of prevention by watching out for the signs of these tree diseases. Prevention is the best way to deal with any type of tree disease and the same applies to tree diseases in Buena Vista Park.