General Plant Problems
Examples and descriptions of common plant problems that may be found on trees.
Dieback, or canopy decline, can be caused by a variety of factors (e.g. root damage, soil compaction, girdling roots, stress or drought) and can occur quickly or over an extended period of time.
Dieback may vary in appearance or severity but is typically identified by the lack of growth, lack of foliage, slight twig mortality, and premature fall coloration and defoliation.
Leaf scorch is a condition caused by a variety of environmental factors such as high temperatures, dry winds, and low soil moisture.
Scorch symptoms can vary between plant species, but typically appears in July and August as a yellowing between leaf veins and along leaf margins, and a browning on the tips of leaves. In severe cases, entire leaves may curl and wither.
Wilting can effect both the leaves and branches of a tree and may be caused by a number of factors, such as root damage or water shortage.
Symptoms may occurs at anytime during the growing season and can be acute (wilting, drying, leaf discoloration) or chronic (stunted growth, sparse foliage, branch dieback).