Common plant problems in the Atlanta area
PESTS, PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
Atlanta’s growing season provides plants with almost year around growth. Because of this long growing season pest populations can build to thresholds where plant damage can occur. The natural and man-manipulated environment in Atlanta can also cause stress and eventual decline in our landscapes and forests. The following is a list of some of the more common pests, cultural problems and environmental problems we may encounter year to year.

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Verticillium Wilt - This is a vascular wilt, similiar to Fusarium Wilt, that is encountered occasionally in trees and shrubs.  It is usually not a problem with woody ornamentals but can be quite vexing for vegetable crops such as tomatoes. more...
Volcano Mulching - We've all seen it!  Large mounds of mulch piled up around the base of a tree in the form of a volcano! more...
Voles - These are small mouse like rodents that grow to 3-7 inches.  Unlike moles, which are meat eaters, these creatures are omnivorous eating both dead animals and plant roots. more...