Chicago's Rainy Spring Causes Uptick in Tree Diseases

In this Chicago Tribune story, Shawn Kingzette of Davey's Northwest Chicago, Illinois office details how the very rainy spring in Chicago is resulting in an uptick in some tree pests and diseases. Kingzette also describes the symptoms to look for and what you can do to solve the problems.

Posted: May 23, 2018

April and May showers bring ugly leaves, according to local tree experts.

Arborists from the Chicago area say days of constant rainfall in recent weeks have led to prime conditions for fungal disease for trees and shrubs.

“We were getting rain at exactly the wrong time,” said Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist for the Morton Arboretum. 

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