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Signs of pests and diseases will vary from tree to tree. Search our database of pests and diseases for symptoms, damages, life cycle, management, and control information.

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Leaf or Needle Discoloration
Elongate Hemlock Scale
Elongate hemlock scale is an armored scale pest with a hard, waxy coating. Small, oblong, flattened insects appear on lower needle surfaces.
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Webs or Bags
Fall Webworm
Fall webworm larvae are pale greenish-yellow with either black or red heads. They have two rows of black spots along their backs and scattered long hairs along their bodies. The caterpillars transform into white moths in the spring.
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Dieback or Thinning Canopy
Maple Decline
Maple decline is a condition that causes dieback in maple trees.
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Brown, Spotted, or Patch Grass on Lawn
Mole Crickets
Mole crickets are pests that tunnel through turf to feed on and ultimately damage roots. Their unique front legs enable them to burrow through lawn soil, creating both a hideaway and feeding spot.
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Mold or Fungus
Oak Bracket Fungus
Oak bracket is a fibrous, “weeping” fungus that grows at the base of oak trees. The thick fruiting body is called a conk and varies from 2-12cm in width. The surface is a creamy brown color with pitted tubes that secrete an orange/amber liquid when young.
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Leaf or Needle Discoloration
Phytophthora Diseases
Phytophthora is a genus containing many species of fungal-like organisms that cause blights, wilts, cankers, root rots and dieback on many plant species around the world.
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Brown, Spotted, or Patch Grass on Lawn
Turf Grubs
Grubs are larvae of insects such as Japanese beetles, June beetles and other species that feed on grass roots in soil.
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Holes or Skeletonization in Leaves
Buck Moth
The buck moth caterpillar is a serious pest that defoliates oaks, particularly in the southeastern United States.
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