We are pleased to announce the release of the Android version of the Purdue Tree Doctor! It is now available on Google Play.
Just like the Purdue Tree Doctor for the iOS system, this app will help you diagnose and find recommendations to manage over 175 tree problems on over 60 kinds of trees common to the Midwest and Northeast United States. It will be like having our entire library of photos and recommendations in your pocket when trying to make a diagnosis. More importantly, you will be able to use these high resolution photos to help you diagnose and manage some of the most common problems affecting trees in our area. This app requires Android 4.1 (Jellybean) and up.
Using the App:
If you know which type of tree you have (maple, oak, pine etc.), the app will help you match damaged plant parts with over hundreds of high-resolution photos, based upon the location of the problem: leaves, branches, stems, roots, etc.
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.
From there you can get advice for management.
Alternatively, if you know the problem, you can use the app to find management tips by searching through our problem list. This app is useful for most problems you will encounter in the Midwest and Eastern United States.
If you experience spotty internet connections, you will be pleased to know that we designed the Purdue Tree Doctor to have all of its critical information and photos resident on the phone in a modest package size (240MB) with a modest price--the Purdue Tree Doctor costs only $1.99. To download the Purdue Tree Doctor to your iphones visit The Education Store, Purdue University.
Janna L. Beckerman, associate professor
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
Cliff S. Sadof, professor of ornamental and pest management
Department of Entomology, Purdue University