Tree Diseases and Pests

21 July 0

Global warming, pollution, the climate…it seems all this has a powerful influence not only on our health but of the plants as well.

Maintaining plants healthy requires a minimal disease and pest know-how.

Pests usually remain undetected until their populations are well established and they have damaged host trees.check out this article from

Image result for common tree sickness symptomsIf you like to prevent things, keep your garden clean and fertile, and you will not have serious pest problems. You will probably find some common diseases in your plants, but if you have a little patience they will disappear on their own.

The webworm feed on the leaf of the tree. It is necessary to quickly get rid of them either by using pesticide either by other organic means in order to avoid tree vegetation destruction.

The Precessionary moth is quite harmful to pine trees – it eats the needles of the pine.

A common pest on many garden plants is the aphid and unfortunately there are approximately 4.000 species of it. They are not extremely harmful, but it’s safer to get rid of them before they spread too much.

Image result for common tree sickness symptomsVery common in home gardens and landscape areas are the Leafminers. As their name says, they feed between the upper and lower surfaces of leaves. You can easily get rid of them by picking off and destroying infested leaves and by using organic pesticides.

The jumping plant lice transmit disease-carrying viruses. They also destroy leaves.

One of the most damaging pests for trees is the gipsy moth caterpillar. They act in two specific ways: either starts destroying the foliage either dangle from silk strands and drift in the wind to colonize other trees.

There are over 3,000 species of scale insects which feed on plant fluids. If they are not destroyed before spreading too much they can cause the death of the plant.