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Island Chlorosis of Hackberry

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There is a disease of hackberry leaves that appears as blocky yellow spots. The spots often have green tissue surrounding them (but not always), so the disease has earned the name of island chlorosis. In addition to causing the yellowing symptoms, the chlorosis can cause some leaf drop. The disease is mainly a curiosity on established hackberry trees, and causes little damage.


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