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Anthracnose of Shade Trees
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Anthracnose of Shade Trees

This publication discusses the symptoms, cause, and control of anthracnose of shade trees. ...

Apple Scab of Flowering Crabapples
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Apple Scab of Flowering Crabapples

This publication discusses the sypmtoms, cause, and control for scab of flowering crabapples. ...

Construction and Trees: Guidelines for Protection
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Construction and Trees: Guidelines for Protection

This publication provides information on protecting trees within or near construction sites and home building projects from damage or death....

Crabapples Resistant to Apple Scab and Japanese Beetle in Indiana
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Crabapples Resistant to Apple Scab and Japanese Beetle in Indiana

Apple scab and Japanese beetle have given crabapples a reputation of being prone to insect and disease problems. In this bulletin we place crabapple cultivars into one of 3 classes of resistance/susceptibility to each of...

Cytospora Canker of Spruce
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Cytospora Canker of Spruce

This publication discusses the symptoms, cause, and control of the fungus disease known as Cytospora canker of spruce. Photographs are included showing defoliated lower branches caused by Cytospora canker and what whit...

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Cedar Apple and Related Rusts on Landscape Plants
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Diseases of Landscape Plants: Cedar Apple and Related Rusts on Landscape Plants

The cedar rust diseases stand out because of their conspicuous orange gelatinous horns that develop from gray to brown colored fungal galls on the branches of infected junipers. These horns produce spores that can infect...

Diseases of Landscape Plants: Leaf Diseases
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Diseases of Landscape Plants: Leaf Diseases

Leaf diseases — or, "foliar" diseases — occur on most species of landscape trees and shrubs. This publication explains the typical symptoms, causes, management, and life cycles of common foliar diseases....

Does Night Lighting Harm Trees?
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Does Night Lighting Harm Trees?

Night lighting has been identified as a potential for causing harm to certain trees. This publication provides information on light pollution and the electromagnetic spectrum. It also describes the effects of night light...

Dogwood Anthracnose
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Dogwood Anthracnose

This publication disusses the symptoms, confirmation of dogwood anthracnose, control, and regulatory control of dogwood anthracnose. ...

Drought? Don't forget the trees!
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Drought? Don't forget the trees!

Water is the most limiting ecological resource for a tree, and without adequate moisture, decline and death are imminent. Drought can have a major impact on tree health and survival. This 5-page PDF publication describ...

Dutch Elm Disease
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Dutch Elm Disease

This publication discusses the cause, symptoms, and management of Dutch Elm disease. ...

Graffiti Removal From Trees
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Graffiti Removal From Trees

This publication explains how paint and other graffiti materials can damage trees, and offers tips on how to safely remove them from bark and interior tree layers....

Growth Retardant: A Promising Tool for Managing Urban Trees
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Growth Retardant: A Promising Tool for Managing Urban Trees

This publication discusses in detail the use of growth retardants on urban trees and shrubs that often grow too large for the available space in urban areas. ...

Iron Chlorosis of Trees and Shrubs
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Iron Chlorosis of Trees and Shrubs

This publication discusses the symptoms, cause, and how to correct iron chlorosis. ...

Juniper Tip Blights
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Juniper Tip Blights

This publication discusses the symptoms, causes, and control of phomopsis and kabatina. ...

Leaf Scorch of Trees and Shrubs
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Leaf Scorch of Trees and Shrubs

This publication discusses the symptoms, causes, and prevention of leaf scorch. ...

Native Trees of the Midwest
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Native Trees of the Midwest

A great companion reference book to the Shrubs of Indiana CD, the book Native Trees of the Midwest is a definitive guide to identifying trees in Indiana and surrounding states. Descri...

Oak Wilt
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Oak Wilt

This publication discusses the symptoms, causes, and control of wilt oak, a serious, widespread disease of oak trees in Indiana. ...

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
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Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

This publication discusses proper pruning, which is necessary to maintain a healthy, vigorous tree or shrub. Subjects covered are reasons to prune, myths about pruning, times to prune for specific purposes, tools for p...

Purdue Tree Doctor (Android App)
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Purdue Tree Doctor (Android App)

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The Purdue Tree Doctor app has been developed by experts at Purdue University to help people better identify and manage tree problems caused by...

Purdue Tree Doctor (iOS App)
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Purdue Tree Doctor (iOS App)

This app can help you identify and manage problems on trees. Using the app, you can match damaged plant parts with over 1,000 high-resolution photos. Further check your visual diagnoses by following links on each phot...

Scale Insects on Shade Trees and Shrubs
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Scale Insects on Shade Trees and Shrubs

This publication describes the general life cycle of scale insects and control measures for them. It includes a table of the most common scale insects in Indiana with the plants they most seriously affect. ...

Should Newly Planted Trees Be Staked and Tied?
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Should Newly Planted Trees Be Staked and Tied?

This two-page fact sheet answers questions about when to stake trees, how to properly stake trees, and how wind affects trees....

Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use (Paperback)
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Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use (Paperback)

As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book also provides coverage of 90% of the species to be found in surrounding Midwestern US states. As well as covering indigenous spec...

Shrubs of Indiana / Native Trees of the Midwest - Combo Package
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Shrubs of Indiana / Native Trees of the Midwest - Combo Package

This combo includes a book and CD.

Indiana is home to more than 100 species of shrubs that are native to the state and the Midwest. This publication was inspired by the work of pioneer botanist Charles Deam.

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Sphaeropsis Tip Blight of Pines
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Sphaeropsis Tip Blight of Pines

This publication discusses the fungus disease known as Sphaeropsis tip blight of pines, the symptoms, causes and control. ...

Tree Appraisal
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Tree Appraisal

This publication provides an explanation of the tree appraisal process, and the methods and considerations appraisers use when they assign a value to trees. Species, location and condition rating tables are included to a...

Tree Decline
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Tree Decline

This publication discusses the stress factors, preventing tree decline, and treating trees in decline. An illustration is provided showing precisely where stress factors are located. ...

Tree Installation: Process and Practices
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Tree Installation: Process and Practices

A helpful how-to guide on choosing, planting and maintaining trees. Includes a 12-step planting process, Indiana native tree and utility-friendly tree charts, Midwest Hardiness Zones and Tree Planting Detail graphics and...

Tree Risk Management
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Tree Risk Management

This publication outlines the steps for assessing and inspecting trees, in order to reduce the risk of unhealthy trees falling and damaging property. Topics covered include documenting and maintaining records, inspection...

Trees and Storms
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Trees and Storms

Trees are lost or seriously damaged every year from high winds, snow, ice and other storm-related weather. This publication explains common tree injuries and how to identify them, risk assessment when trees are damaged a...

Trees Need a Proper Start: Prune Them Right
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Trees Need a Proper Start: Prune Them Right

Learn how to prune a tree the right way. This publication helps you understand tree biology, important terms, and ways to prune a tree....

Verticillium Wilt of Shade Trees
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Verticillium Wilt of Shade Trees

This publication discusses the symptoms, cause, and management of verticillium wilt of shade trees. Tables are included listing verticillium wilt resistant woody plants and verticillium wilt susceptible woody plants. ...

Why Is My Tree Dying?
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Why Is My Tree Dying?

This publication explains how trees can be injured and die from damage suffered during construction projects....

Winter Injury of Ornamentals
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Winter Injury of Ornamentals

Extreme cold, drying winds, bright sunlight or a sudden drop in temperature are common causes of winter injury to trees and shrubs. This booklet contains information on causes and control of winter injury as well as ho...

Yew Dieback
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Yew Dieback

This publication discusses cause, symptoms, and management of laxus (yew) dieback. ...