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Combating Oak Wilt in our Community

3/15/2019

 
 
  
 


 
 


Oak Wilt is a destructive
fungus that affects oak trees and causes tree mortality. Please follow these
guidelines to help prevent oak wilt disease:


No
pruning/trimming oaks from February 1st - June 30th.


Paint
- Always paint fresh oak wounds immediately after pruning with wound dressing
or latex paint, regardless of the season.


Sterilize
Pruning Tools - Clean all pruning tools with 10% bleach solution or Lysol
between sites and trees.


Properly
Dispose of Red Oak Debris - Debris from diseased red oaks should be immediately
chipped or burned.


If uncertain about
trimming, consult a Texas Oak Wilt certified arborist, an Oak Wilt specialist
from a City, County or State government agency such as the Texas Forest Service
or Texas AgriLife Extension Service.


The Texas Oak Wilt
Information Partnership is a collaborative project between the Texas A&M
Forest Service and the Forest Health Protection branch of the U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. They have updated their website for the
identification, management and prevention of the Oak Wilt tree disease! It is found at: https://texasoakwilt.org/


There are Frequently
Asked Questions, a Quick Guide to download, a Presentation, Vendors to get help
from, and many Pictures and Videos.


For the SRMA Oak Wilt
Policy click here.


For the SRROA Oak Wilt
Policy click here.


 

 
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