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Title: What Kind of Diseases Found on Tree


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TREE DISEASES
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INTRODUCTION
  • Trees are vulnerable to diseases like every other
    living organism. Trees require a sufficient
    supply of carbon dioxide, water, light and other
    nutrients from their environment for growth and
    development. An inadequacy of any of these
    nutrients may reduce growth and stress out the
    trees.
  • Where a tree becomes stressed, it may lack the
    energy needed to produce essential defences and
    may become prone to diseases. Diseased trees
    eventually die, and it is quite tricky diagnosing
    the initial cause. This difficulty arises from
    the complexity of problems that may not be easily
    traced.
  • For instance, drought may cause a tree to weaken
    and then make it susceptible to fungal attack.
    Also, environmental factors like storm wounds,
    pollution or temperature can affect the tree.
    Other times, two or more diseases may be
    accumulated in the tree. Diseases in trees are
    derived from fungi, viral or bacterial sources.

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KINDS OF FUNGAL DECAY
  • HONEY FUNGUS
  • The honey fungus grows in small clumps and tufts
    on the wood of trees. The colour of its cap is
    yellowish-brown, and whenever it is moist, its
    touch is sticky. They have a variety of shape
    from conical to convex with a space in the
    middle. This space is dependent on how old the
    fungus is. The trees either have rings on their
    stems or not, but they usually have spore prints
    in white.
  • BEEFSTEAK FUNGUS
  • Beefsteak fungus has a tongue-like look and a
    reddish-brown colour, together with a roughened
    surface. Its underside has a creamy-white colour
    and constitutes of minute pores. When cut open,
    it produces a dull looking red juice, and its
    flesh looks meaty. 
  • TINDER FUNGUS
  • Tinder fungus also referred to a horses hoof
    fungus, is usually found on beech and birch
    trees. It may be used in fighting fires, as it
    can smoke for several hours. This particular kind
    of fungi is resilient and hard. They can remain
    alive for a very long time. They can also develop
    different colours of rings and circles.

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BENEFITS OF FUNGI IN TREES
  • Most times, a fungal disease can only be detected
    when the fruiting body of the mushrooms is
    physically apparent. By this time, it may be
    already late to take action. However, it is
    expedient to understand that not all types of
    fungi can pose damage to trees.
  • Some kinds of fungi have a relationship that is
    mutually beneficial with the trees (symbiotic).
    This is where the fungi obtain energy from tree
    sugars. These tree sugars are made during the
    process of photosynthesis. Then the tree derives
    its benefit from the absorption of extra
    phosphorus and nitrogen due to the soils final
    action.

TREATMENT OF FUNGI IN TREES
It is unfortunate that diseased trees due to
fungal decay cannot be cured or treated. Hence,
as an essential aspect of gardening, prevention
of the fungus from developing is necessary. The
perfect defence against the development of
mushroom is the maintenance of healthy trees.
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PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST TREE DISEASES
  • It is advisable to take preventive measures
    against diseases likely to attack your trees in a
    reasonable time. This will help keep your tree
    sustainable and fruitful.
  • Just as you take cognisance of your body and
    environmental hygiene, your trees also require
    good health to survive. Biosecurity is vital to
    the prevention of the spread of tree diseases.
  • Furthermore, you should always disinfect and
    clean tools, footwear, and vehicles during
    movement between sites. As regards ash trees that
    have been planted for about five years,
    frequently inspect them to ensure that they are
    free from any disease.
  • Maintenance of a good surrounding that is free of
    dead branches and leaves should be a priority so
    that fungi will not have the opportunity to grow.
    And, if you need more information on tree
    diseases in the UK, tree fungus and how to
    identify tree fungus, Valiant Arborist is
    available to put you through.

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