Common Tree Diseases Found In South-East Queensland
Tree diseases are more common than thought across South-East Queensland. Our hot and humid client, paired with an abundance of tree species, make trees in our region more susceptible to a variety of diseases which can cause serious damage. Knowing what to look for when it comes to the most common tree diseases found in our region is crucial to being able to start treatment early and prevent the total destruction of the tree which means having it brought down in order to keep those around it safe.
Many of these diseases are caused by fungal pathogens, which thrive in the warm and humid climate. Other tree diseases, such as phytophthora, are caused by soil-borne pathogens and can be more prevalent in poorly drained soils. The first step when suspecting a tree might be infected is to call a professional arborist who can properly diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action to take in order to preserve the tree if possible.