wilting Sycamore tree

Asked May 30, 2016, 3:26 PM EDT

i have a mature sycamore tree,approxiomately 40+feet high ,very wide and a beauty. It's dropping leaves like it is on the brink of winter. they are shribled up and very dry. I love this tree, what can I do? I live in the Essex area of Baltimore County in a residential community near Martin State Airport gratefully yours,

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Your tree has sycamore anthracnose. Anthracnose is a fungal disease that commonly infects trees in wet spring weather. Fortunately, sycamore's have the ability to put out a second flush of new leaves, so you do not need to do anything about it.

Here is info from our website about anthracnose (which also infects many other large trees): http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/shade-tree-anthracnose-trees and sycamore anthracnose specifically: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/sycamore-anthracnose