How disease and insects attack fruit trees
The greatest threat to tree’s everywhere is that of insect infestation, and the spread of disease. Although it can be hard to spot the symptoms at first trees can become sick in the same sense as men and women. The region of the tree, the climate conditions, quality of the soil, and plants that exist close by all have a factor in the types of disease your tree might contract. Fortunately, trees which are well known for their strength and life put up a real fight against disease.
Most disease will require fairly large periods of time to truly kill a tree. Furthermore many trees can be treated with fungicides and insecticides in order to quell diseases. If the disease has spread to great lengths in the tree often arborists can assist you with the curing of your tree. The worst case scenario is that the disease has destabilized the tree to the point of present danger. In which case a professional tree service should be removing it as soon as possible. The most common types of diseases in trees are canker, heart rot, powdery mildew, root rot, sooty mold, and verticillium wilt disease.