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rootFlare Tree Diseases
Is Your Root Flare Showing? Problems of an Unexposed Root Flare

One of the most important ways you can take care of the trees in your landscape is to make sure the root flare—also called the root collar or the buttress of the trunk—is exposed to the air. When the flare is underground or covered by mulch or groundcover plants, the bark can remain moist and unable to breath or respire. This invites bacteria, fungal growth and can lead to rot, even death.

rootFlare Tree Diseases
Is Your Root Flare Showing? Problems of an Unexposed Root Flare

One of the most important ways you can take care of the trees in your landscape is to make sure the root flare—also called the root collar or the buttress of the trunk—is exposed to the air. When the flare is underground or covered by mulch or groundcover plants, the bark can remain moist and unable to breath or respire. This invites bacteria, fungal growth and can lead to rot, even death.

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Tree Cold Sores: The Seiridium Canker

Seiridium, one of many tree diseases, is a cankerous, fungal disease that is found all over the country, just blowing in the wind. Seiridium canker is a major problem on cypress (Arizona, Italian, Leyland) and and Thuja species (also called arborvitae). It can also be a minor problem on junipers.

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