Sycamore Anthracnose Treatment

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History of Sycamore Anthracnose Treatment In the past, the only real option open to arborists for the treatment of Sycamore Anthracnose was to spray various fungicides on the leaves and twigs to try and control the disease. Timing was critical, and repeated sprays were needed to have any effect at all. The potential pesticide exposure… Read more »

Sycamore Anthracnose – Direct-Inject System by ArborSystems

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This sycamore tree is being injected with fungicide for the treatment of Sycamore Anthracnose. There are 92 sycamore trees on this site, all infected to some degree with this chronic disease. In addition, the trees are being soil treated with a special mix of fertilizer and organic products to increase their health. Here, the ArborSystems… Read more »

Sycamore Anthracnose FAQs

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WHAT CAUSES ANTHRACNOSE IN SYCAMORES? Sycamore Anthracnose is a tree disease that is caused by the fungus Apiognomonia veneta. This disease affects sycamore trees, but there are some varieties that are resistant (namely the London planetree). While rarely fatal, the disease negatively affects the look of the tree and, with repeated years of infection, can… Read more »

Symptoms of Sycamore Anthracnose

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There are several signs of Sycamore Anthracnose. Twig and leaf drop in the late spring, thinning crowns, distorted limb growth, and / or “witches’ broom” growth are the most common characteristics of this disease.  1 2 WITCHES’ BROOM A close-up of this sycamore tree shows the “witches’ broom” growth characteristics that are associated with Anthracnose…. Read more »