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Beech Bark Disease

Beech bark disease (BBD), a complex affecting American beech (Fagus grandifolia), includes both insect and fungal components.

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Emerald Ash Borer

This insect was introduced into North America sometime in the 1990's.

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Euonymus Scale

The euonymus scale can cause complete defoliation and even death of the plant if infestations are heavy.

Read More on the Integrated Pest Management Website

Maple Petiole Borer
Linden Pest

Infestations of defoliating insect pests is common on the linden tree.

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Gypsy Moth

The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, is one of North America's most devastating forest pests.

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Crabapple Pest

Aphids are tiny sucking bugs that attack many plants including crabapple trees.

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Honeylocust Plant Bug

Honeylocust plant bugs commonly infest honeylocust in late spring. This common damaging species of plant bug is generally green.

Read More on the Colorado State University Website

Asian Long-Horned Beetle

The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) known as the starry sky or sky beetle is native to eastern China, Japan, and Korea.

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Sycamore Anthracnose

Anthracnose is a group of diseases found on many deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs; some trees such as sycamore, ash, and evergreen elms can be noticeably blighted.

Read More on the University of California's Agriculture & Natural Resources Website

Dutch Elm Disease

At one time, the American elm was considered to be an ideal street tree because it was graceful, long-lived, fast growing, and tolerant of compacted soils and air pollution. Then Dutch elm disease (DED) was introduced and began devastating the elm population.

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Black Knot

Black knot is an important disease of cherry, because it degrades this valuable veneer and lumber species.

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Chestnut Blight

The chestnut blight fungus has virtually eliminated the American chestnut, as a commercial species, from eastern hardwood forests.

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Maple Tar Spot

Several different fungi in the genus Rhytisma infect the leaves of maples and cause raised, black spots to form on upper leaf surfaces.

Read more on the Tar Spots of Maple (PDF)

Sycamore Tree Blight

Anthracnose, also referred to as blight, is the most serious disease of the native (Platanus occidentalis) sycamore in Delaware.

Read More on the University of Delaware's Website

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