Huge Tree Has Fusiform Gall Rust

Question From: L. Smith - San Angelo, Texas, United States
Q: I have a huge tree in my backyard that has fusiform gall rust and I need to know how to get rid of it.

A: If it were my tree I would have an onsite inspections and seek treatment from a professional. They have access to products and tools to treat large trees that homeowners do not have access to. This disease can weaken and distort your tree making it vulnerable to storm damage, insects and drought. To find a certified arborist in your area go to and enter your zip code. Best Nancy