Tree Rust Disease

Are your trees infected?

Of all the diseases that can attack your trees, rust is one of the most varied. A family of fungus with thousands of members, rust gradually grows on the leaves of your trees, undermining it and creating an unsightly, orangish appearance. Responding to fungus quickly is critical if you are to protect the health of your trees and the beauty of your yard. Safari Tree combines targeted response methods with a holistic approach to arboreal health, removing any rust that is already on your property while reducing the chance that a new infestation will be able to take root. Of all the diseases that can attack your trees, rust is one of the most varied. A family of fungus with thousands of members, rust gradually grows on the leaves of your trees, undermining it and creating an unsightly, orangish appearance. Responding to fungus quickly is critical if you are to protect the health of your trees and the beauty of your yard. Safari Tree combines targeted response methods with a holistic approach to arboreal health, removing any rust that is already on your property while reducing the chance that a new infestation will be able to take root.

What is Tree Rust?

Tree rust is a fungal infection that attacks trees, with a particular focus on their leaves. There are thousands of different species of rust fungi, each of which is suited to a different type of plant.

All of these fungi have certain symptoms in common, namely:

  • Early Discoloration- Rust begins by leaving small discolored spots on the undersides of your plant leaves. These spots may appear white at first, but will gradually become darker, transitioning to shades of yellow, orange, red, and brown.
  • Budding Bumps- As the fungus spreads and darkens, it tends to protrude out from the leaves it attacks. You will start to notice small, discolored bumps.
  • Leaf Deformation- If you leave rust to fester for long enough, it will start to impact the health of the leaves. Leaves will wither, darken, and fall off, making it harder for the plant to obtain energy from the sun.

Tree rust is similar to lawn rust in its appearance and effect, but each is caused by a different species. Because the fungi that cause rust are specifically suited for each type of plant, you do not usually have to worry about disease spreading from one type of plant to another. But it can spread between plants of the same type, making it important for you to eliminate the fungus and address the conditions that caused it to spread as quickly as possible.

How Safari Tree Treats Tree Rust

When you report rust, Safari Tree will immediately inspect your trees to determine the specific type of rust disease that you are dealing with. We then set to work removing every leaf that has been infected, disposing of these leaves in a way that will not expose other trees. By removing affected leaves, we limit the potential for rust fungi to spread onto other parts of your trees or other trees of the same species, containing the scope of the threat.

Once all affected leaves have been removed, we will treat your plant with a fungicide. This will kill any remaining bits of rust fungi that we are unable to identify or remove, as well as spores that have not yet taken root. Our team will provide multiple treatments depending on the extent of the threat; we are also happy to inspect your trees after the initial treatment and treat them again if we find more disease.

Besides after-the-fact treatments, Safari Tree provides preventative plant care. Through our Tree Health Care Program, we apply preventative fungicides while making sure your plants have the nutrients they need to shake off any disease. This decreases the risk that rust or some other fungal disease will affect your foliage in the first place, keeping trees healthy for the long haul.

Don’t take a chance on fungal infections. To get tree rust under control or obtain a free estimate for our services, contact Safari Tree today.

 

Grand Blanc

8250 Embury Rd,
Suite 1
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Phone:
(810) 344-3250

Rochester Hills

2149 Avon Industrial Dr,
Suite 1
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Phone:
(248) 243-0550

Plymouth

41180 Joy Rd,
Suite 1
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone:
(734) 233-3011

Brighton

1300 Rickett Rd,
Suite 1
Brighton, MI 48116
Phone:
(810) 900-3001

Saginaw

​6285 Bay Rd,
Suite 1
​Saginaw, MI 48​604
Phone:
(810) 344-3252