Oak wilt not only impacts trees, it impacts our community. It affects aesthetics, decreases property values, and is expensive to manage. Prevention is key!
Oak Wilt is a very serious tree disease that is killing oak trees in Central Texas at epidemic proportions. It is an infectious disease caused by a fungus which invades and disables the water-conducting system in susceptible trees. Oak wilt not only impacts trees, it impacts our community. It affects aesthetics, decreases property values, and is expensive to manage. Year-round, all property owners with healthy oaks should immediately paint all wounds, including fresh pruning cuts, on live oaks and red oaks! It is strongly recommended to avoid pruning between February 1st and July 1st .
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Prevention of oak wilt is in the hands of property owners. If you suspect oak wilt on your property (or perhaps your trees are just in need of routine maintenance), please call a qualified professional. You may use the following link to help you on your search: https://isatexas.com/for-the-public/oak-wilt-help/For more information on Oak Wilt, please visit the following links:https://texasoakwilt.org/oakwilt/oak-wilt-management/ https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/Diseases/