Apple Scab Identification
If you have apple or crabapple trees, then you may worry about apple scab. Scab is caused by a fungus that can result in early leaf drop and poor fruit production. The defoliation can put serious stress on the trees and eventually cause some serious issues. This disease has a tendency to show up year after year because it overwinters on any fallen leaves that were infected and releases it’s spores back up into the tree in the spring.
Prevention is two pronged, the first is raking up all the leaves and destroying them in the fall and the new fall cleanup service we are offering in the Dayton area would help you with this. The second step to prevention is putting fungicide applications on the trees. These fungicide preventatives and control applications are a standard part of our tree & shrub program. We can help you keep those apple trees healthy, just give us a call.