This revised edition maintains the clear, nontechnical format of the first, and covers the infectious diseases of shade trees, the major pathogens that cause them, and noninfectious diseases and their agents. Special topics include nonpathogenic conditions, disease diagnosis, and tree injection and implantation. Comprehensive disease control protocols, a detailed discussion of disease diagnosis, and tree diseases of the western and southern United States are among the useful additions to this widely used text and reference. This is an essential book for arboriculturists and students of aboriculture.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Only text available that deals exclusively with the diseases of shade trees * Emphasizes abiotic problems of shade trees, which account for most of the losses in the urban environment


Arboriculturists, horticulturists, tree and forest pathologists, and forest managers.

Table of Contents

Infectious Diseases: Introduction. The Fungi. Bacteria. Nematodes. Viruses. Mycoplasmas. Seed Plants. Leaf Diseases. Stem Diseases. Root Diseases. Rust Diseases. Wilt Diseases. Wound Diseases--Discoloration and Decay in Living Trees. Noninfectious Diseases: Introduction to Noninfectious Diseases. Temperature Stress. Moisture Stress. Soil Stress. Animal Injury. Construction Injury and Soil Compaction. Chemical Injury. Tree Maintenance. Air Pollution. Diebacks and Declines--Complex Diseases. Special Topics: Nonpathogenic Conditions. Disease Diagnosis. Living Hazard Trees. Glossary. Appendices: Common and Scientific Names of Ornamental Woody Plants. Use of Pesticides. Literature Containing Information about Shade Tree Diseases or Insects. Index. Each chapter includes references.


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@qu:"A welcome addition to a specialized section of plant pathology...a good introduction to an understanding of diseases... of interest to both the professional and lay arboriculturist." @source:--ARBORICULTURAL JOURNAL