Anthracnose... Maple vs. Fruit Tree

Asked June 19, 2019, 6:14 PM EDT

I recently maple tree to the extension office in Eugene, I found out if a tree is affected by anthracnose. Can that same anthracnose infect my fruit trees? Pears and apples. What about House plants I have been hanging out under the maple tree for the last 2 months. Thank you!

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

Maple, pear and apple anthracnose are each a different fungi. Control is by using copper in March on all of these trees.

The disease is called anthracnose, but there are different fungi involved.

So three different fungi on three different plant materials.

Anthracnose usually does not affect house plants. There is anthracnose fungi everywhere, coming from neighbors and their plants.

Culturally, try and keep the plant leaves dry as much as possible.