Resistance to Bacterial Leaf Scorch
Can you suggest shade trees that are resistant to bacterial leaf scorch? I have several oaks that are infected. Two were removed but two are still healthy enough to remain in place for several more years. I would like to start new trees to replace them now, so that I don't lose all of my shade. Am considering tulip poplar, cherry, and river birch. Are these resistant? Are there others I should think about before selecting for spring planting? Magnolia? Beech?
This publication from the University of Deleware lists some trees with resistance to Bacterial Leaf Scorch and other factors that you should know: http://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/bacterial-leaf-scorch/
They are finding that the red oak and pin oak group are most negatively affected.
Here is our page on Bacterial Leaf Scorch with more information and a video on the subject:
Was the Bacterial Leaf Scorch diagnosed in a diagnostic lab?
Oaks can also suffer from other problems, listed here: