Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Hickory diseases.
Irregular, reddish-brown spots on the upper leaf surface form while brown spots occur on the lower leaf surface. In severe cases, leaves may fall prematurely.
No control is recommended since the disease occurs late in the season and little damage results. However, raking and destroying leaves in the fall can reduce the amount of inoculum near the trees.
Microstoma, downy, or white leaf spot
Pale yellow spots of various sizes are observed on the upper side of the leaf. The lower side of the leaf spot appears white or powdery. In severe cases, a witches’-brooming occurs on branch tips (= large numbers of twigs).
No control is recommended. White, bur, shingle, overcup or post oaks are also susceptible.
Microstoma, downy, or white leaf spot.