Foliage Disease Affecting Trees In Oak Creek Canyon

Published: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 3:00pm
Updated: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 3:52pm
(Photo courtesy of Arizona State Forestry Division)
A tree affected by Sycamore Anthracnose.

Cooler spring weather throughout parts of Arizona has caused Sycamore trees in Sunflower and the Oak Creek Canyon area to become infected with a foliage disease.

According to the Arizona State Forestry Division, Sycamore Anthracnose is more unsightly than damaging.

This isn’t the first time trees in those areas have become infected. In the 1980s, 90s and the mid-2000s, Sycamore trees became infected with the foliage disease, which looks more like frost damage. The disease causes trees to become discolored and it can cause twig mortality.

Sycamore Anthracnose isn’t very common and trees tend to recover quickly.

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