If you live in an area where Sycamore trees are common, it is important to know some potential diseases and their treatment. Reading this clip will help you identify what is going on with your tree, as well as treating it properly. Treatment is possible when the cause is known, be it disease or bugs. Enjoy the warmer months, with a healthy surrounding of healthy, growing vegetation. Knowing the problem will aid in finding a good solution.
- Sycamore trees are vulnerable to diseases and insect pests, just like almost every variety of tree you can plant. Experts advise that you keep your tree healthy, with good cultural practices, as a first line of defense against problems with sycamore trees.
- One of the most common sycamore tree pests is the sycamore lace bug that gets its name from the lacy pattern on the adult’s wings, head, and chest. The insects feed on the undersides of the sycamore’s leaves.
- You’ll find that there are quite a few diseases of sycamore trees. The most dangerous of the diseases of sycamore trees is anthracnose, also called leaf and twig blight. It can kill American sycamore, although it does only minor damage to other varieties.
“Sycamore trees are vulnerable to diseases and insect pests, just like almost every variety of tree you can plant.”