Trees are living organisms, each with particular disease or pest problems. The severity of pest and disease problems varies by species and location, so consult a certified arborist or your extension forester for information about common tree pest and disease problems in your area. Many insect or disease problems can be avoided by choosing resistant varieties or cultivars.
ReferencesThese resources provide more information on tree selection:
- Broadleaf Trees for Nebraska, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Publication EC74-1737.
- Tree Planting Guide, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Publication EC82-1738.
- The Right Tree brochure, Minnesota Power Publication.
- Tree Selection, International Society of Arboriculture's "Trees are Good."