WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue “Tree Doctor” app, Purdue
Extension’s most popular app, now is available in an Android version for mobile
Previously available only for the iPhone, the app helps
users identify more than 175 tree problems on more than 60 types of trees common
to the Midwest and Northeast and find recommendations to manage them
The app is helpful to homeowners, landscape professionals,
arborists and garden center personnel.
“It will be like having our entire library of photos and
recommendations in your pocket when trying to make a diagnosis,” said Janna
Beckerman, a Purdue University associate professor of botany and plant pathology
who developed the app with Purdue entomologist Cliff Sadof.
“Once you have a tentative diagnosis, you can double-check
it by following links on each photo to detailed descriptions of damage and
stages of problem development,” Beckerman said. “From there, you can get advice
to take care of the problems.”
Information provided in the app was reviewed by peers to
ensure it is accurate, and it does not recommend name-brand chemicals or
products to treat tree problems.
The app costs $1.99 and is available at Google Play. It also
is available through Purdue Extension’s The Education Store at