Many insects and diseases can cause harm to trees. Normally, a tree is weakened by another factor, which reduces its ability to resist infection / infestation. By planting a diverse range of native or disease-resistant tree species, people can help to slow the spread of pest and disease problems in Edmond.
Avoiding Tree Stress
Avoiding unnecessary stress in trees is one of the best ways to reduce susceptibility to pests and diseases. View the How to Keep a Tree Healthy page for more information.
For information about diagnosing a tree health problem, view the Insect and Disease Problems article at the International Society of Arboriculture website. To request information about a specific local tree pest or disease problem, contact Urban Forestry at (405) 359-4799.