Rainy Day Blues

June 22, 2019

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?

More rainy day blues. Sycamores have already dropped their leaves from leaf-diseases fueled by the overly abundance of rainy days. Now, this otherwise weeping cherry tree has been diagnosed with Phomopsis, a fungus that attacks the leaf and twig of a variety of woody plants. Pruning during the dormant season may be this tree’s best bet,  in order to increase sunlight & air circulation into the tree’s interior canopy. Until then, rainy days continue to dump fungal spores. Let’s hope for some drier, sunnier weather. 

May the forest be with you,

 

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association