Here we listed the pests and diseases that you’ll most often find in your Austin Texas area landscape. If you need a professional opinion please go to our Tree Service Austin main page.
Stipplers: These bugs cause leaves to look stippled, bronzed and bleached.
Lace Bugs: Feed on Hackberry, Oak, Walnut and Sycamore.
Spider Mites: Feed on Italian Cypress, Oaks, Arborvitae and multiple other trees.
Suckers: Show up hiding under leaves with evidence of sooty mold and honeydew under the tree.
Aphids: Feed on Elm, Hackberry, Pecan and more
Scales: Feed on Elm, Magnolia, Crape Myrtles and others
Chewers: Easily found with eaten and skeletonized leaves
Bag Worms: Feed on Oak, Juniper, Cypress and more
Tent Caterpillars: Feed mainly on fruit trees.
Fall Webworms: Look for web in the tree canopy.
Juniper budworms: Eat Cedar species
Gall Makers: Leaves bumps and balls on twigs or leaves.
Oak Apple Gall
Hackberry Nipple Gall
Borers: Leave holes in the trunk and lead to tree death.
Redheaded Ash Borer: Found on dead or dying trees
Gum Bumelia Borer
Emerald Ash Borer: Tunnel under bark and kill tree
Emerald Ash Borer: Look for D shaped holes in tree trunk
Hypoxylon Canker: Attacks Sycamore, Elm and others
Leaf Spots: Creates spots on multiple varieties
Ganoderma: Mostly harms Oaks, ash, elms
Armillaria: Yellow or thin foliage on multiple species
Oak Wilt: Harms mainly Red and Live Oak
Bacterial Leaf Scorch: Found mainly on Oaks, sycamores, elms, boxelders
It is best to catch problems early and to have an idea of what your healthy trees look like in different seasons.
Also be sure to inspect trees often for symptoms of pests and disease as they are easier to control when caught in early stages.