Industry News: Leaf, Seed, and Flower Concerns

Q: What can be the cause for a ruby locust to lose its leaves in the spring?

Thursday, June 23, 2016  

Q: My ruby locust started losing its leaves last week. I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and it is spring. I also noticed that the tree has brown spots. What can be done? This tree is 46 years old and beautiful.

A: We have been experiencing an influx of leaf hopper damage on honey locust in Pennsylvania. I would suggest you contact a local arborist to prepare a management recommendation for you. Also, inspect for girdling root while the arborist is on site. Find a Consulting Arborist.

Responder: John Hosbach, RCA #483, Ridley Park, PA