There are many reasons for a tree to look unhealthy—including drought, disease, invasive
species, pests and improper planting. Diagnosing the problem can be difficult. This online
Tree Health Guide provides basic information as well as immediate access to a network of
professional arborists, foresters and Cooperative Extension Service agents who can help.
Our goal is to enhance your ability to care for your trees and shrubs by connecting you to the
Care For Plant is designed to provide non-biased information to the general public with
no intended endorsement of specific products, companies, or services. It is important
members follow the published recommendations of their own respective State
Cooperative Extension Service when considering pesticide, insecticide, fungicide, and
herbicide recommendations for the care of trees and shrubs. You may decide to seek an
organic, Plant Health Care (PHC) or Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solution to your
problem. Questions related to cultural practices and issues not specifically covered
by Care For Plant should always be referred to your local Cooperative Extension office,
Certified Arborist, or local Nursery Professional. Questions concerning commercial
orchards or plant should be referred to your local Extension Service.