Asked June 7, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

Can you tell me what is happening to sycamor trees. Many of them seems to be in decline. Thank you.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Sycamore trees frequently suffer from a fungal, foliar disease known as Sycamore Anthracnose. Cool, damp, spring weather promotes the disease and the first flush of leaves turn brown and fall from the tree. Although the trees look ugly for a while, the trees are usually capable of re-foliating. Sycamore trees can tolerate the disease, but it is helpful to rake up all the diseased leaves and dispose of them.