Resistance to Bacterial Leaf Scorch

Asked January 29, 2019, 5:52 PM EST

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?

Talbot County Maryland disease issues plant selection bacterial leaf scorch trees

1 Response

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:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/bacterial-leaf-scorch-trees

Was the Bacterial Leaf Scorch diagnosed in a diagnostic lab?
Oaks can also suffer from other problems, listed here:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/why-oak-trees-are-declining

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