Westmont, IllinoisDate Issued: June 4, 2020
The wet, cool spring this year has brought on some issues in a few varieties of trees in Westmont. One of those issues is a fungal disease called Anthracnose. This disease thrives during these conditions, and may cause leaves to drop from maple and sycamore trees throughout town. Anthracnose can also affect ash, dogwood, elm, hickory, oak and walnut trees.
“It is important to know that this disease will not result in your tree dying,” said Village Forester Jon Yeater. “Most trees will put out a new crop of leaves by mid-June.”
To learn more about Anthracnose, visit the Morton Arboretum’s information page here: www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-and-plant-advice/help-diseases/anthracnose-shade-trees
If you have any further questions, please contact your Village Forester at 630-981-6285, or contact The Morton Arboretum Plant Clinic at 630-719-2424.
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of WestmontCommunications Director/Public Information Officer630firstname.lastname@example.org