Lethal Palm Tree Disease in Cobblestone
Testing Results from the University of Florida have confirmed a case of Lethal Bronzing Disease within the Cobblestone Community.
This is a very contagious disease spread by insects and is always fatal to a tree once it becomes infected. Although there is no cure for an infected tree, healthy trees can be inoculated against Lethal Bronzing Disease. Several additional trees within our community have been identified as possibly being infected. It is very important for infected trees to be removed to prevent further spread throughout our community. The BOD is working with Advantage Property Management to document and notify any homeowner with a possibly infected tree. The task of identifying all infected trees is daunting. Do not assume that if you don’t receive a notice of concern from Advantage that you do not have any infected trees. Please contact your landscape professional or Advantage with an any questions or concerns with identifying infected trees.
Additionally the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has an Extension office in every Florida county. Below is the UF/IFAS Extension office for Martin county.
UF/IFAS Extension Martin County
2614 SE Dixie Highway, Stuart, Fl 34996
The professionals at this office have indicated that they can help with the identification of infected trees. If you email 1 - 3 pictures of the tree in question to the email address below, an assessment of the likelihood of infection will be shared with you.
Please reference the resources below to learn more about this disease.