Why Do Tree Diseases Occur?

October 30, 2023
Sunny Crutchfield



In this informative video, we dive into the fascinating world of disease management in landscaping and explore the crucial role of environmental factors. Join our knowledgeable experts TreeNewal’s Wes Rivers and ArborJet’s Emmett Muennink as they discuss the disease triangle concept, which highlights the interplay between plant hosts, pathogens, and favorable environmental conditions for disease development.

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We learn about the impact of aligning these three factors and the subsequent increase in disease incidence. The experts shed light on how extended periods of mild, damp weather create an ideal environment for diseases like leaf spots and fungal infections.

Furthermore, the conversation delves into the significance of homeowners’ practices in managing the environmental leg of the disease triangle. We discover the importance of reducing irrigation, especially over-watering. It prevents fungal diseases and create a less hospitable environment for pathogens. The experts emphasize the role of proper drainage and the effects of clay soils on water retention.

The dialogue expands to encompass broader landscape management, including grass and tree care. The experts also stress the importance of promoting deep root growth through appropriate watering practices, allowing plants to thrive even during dry periods.

The video highlights the interconnectedness of grass, trees, and other plantings on a property, emphasizing the need to adopt a holistic approach. We discover how managing the entire ecosystem, rather than individual elements, can contribute to disease prevention and overall plant health.

Throughout the discussion, the experts emphasize the significance of cultural practices and their impact on disease management. They explore the benefits of proper irrigation, mulching, and plant selection, with a focus on native species that thrive in the local climate. Tools such as growth regulators and fungicides are also touched upon, highlighting their evolving role in combating diseases.

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