PHC on the Lookout – Leaf Spots Making an Appearance this Fall?

A cool, wet spring often brings increased fungi growth on trees, shrubs and other plants in the landscape. Sometimes the fungus doesn’t become evident until late summer or during the fall season. Brown, black and yellow spots, leaf blotches and distortion, and early leaf drop are all symptoms of fungal diseases. Keep in mind, these […]

PHC on the Lookout – Is There a Fungus Among Us?

Cool, moist early spring weather is ideal for many types of fungi growth, which is exactly what the Chicago area experienced this year. Many commonly used shade trees in Illinois are affected by anthracnose diseases, when weather conditions are ripe for fungi development.  Maple, ash, oak, sycamore and walnut trees are especially impacted, but many […]

PHC on the Lookout – Spots on Your Tree Leaves?

Cool, wet conditions are the perfect weather for fungal growth. This is exactly the type of weather the Chicago area experienced this spring and early summer. There are many types of fungi that infect trees. One type is Anthracnose, which is commonly found on Maple, Ash, Oak, Sycamore and Walnut trees. But Dogwood, Catalpa, Linden […]