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NORCROSS, GA, April 18, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The tree disease anthracnose is a general term describing a number of different diseases that are characterized by areas of dead tissue. Some instances of the disease can be relatively minor, while others are ultimately lethal to the tree. The disease can be the result of a wide variety of organisms, including bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Atlanta tree service experts at Yellow Ribbon describe how you can tell if your tree is infected, and what needs to be done to treat the disease.
Evidence of anthracnose varies by the species of the infected tree. Tree leaves may start showing small dead spots or blotches. Atlanta tree removal and treatment experts explain that these spots can be black, brown, or purple in color and are often displayed along the veins of tree leaves. The infected leaves soon become distorted due to unequal growth between healthy and infected portions, resulting in sunken spots in leaves, stems, fruits, or flowers. A number of shade and ornamental trees can be afflicted with anthracnose, including ash, dogwood, hickory, birch, black oak, and silver maple varieties.
"Dogwood anthracnose in particular has been a troublesome issue, especially in the southern portion of the U.S.," says Gary Robertson, Owner of Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts. "The disease spreads rapidly and causes serious losses among flowering dogwoods that are common in Georgia. Our Atlanta tree service experts are trained to effectively treat and manage diseased trees." Some of these methods include destroying diseased sections of the tree or applying fungicides to kill the outbreak. Infection is most likely at higher elevations and moist or wet areas.
The licensed Atlanta tree trimming professionals at Yellow Ribbon will provide expert advice on how to prevent or most effectively treat anthracnose. Mulching, pruning, and applying fungicide all help keep trees healthy and less likely to be infected. Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts provide a number of skilled tree services in Atlanta, including trimming, treatment, and removal of trees that have been destroyed by decay or disease.
For more information about tree services in Atlanta, please visit: http://www.yellowribbontree.com.
About Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts:
Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts specializes in Atlanta tree removal and uses only the best arboricultural practices. Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts is licensed and insured, with workers compensation and a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
For more information, visit: http://www.yellowribbontree.com.
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