Campaign aims to protect trees from oak wilt
, mayor's office said.
, a vascular disease caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum (Bretz) Z.W.
Pruning wounds on oak and elms can attract borers and beetles that are carriers of disease such as Dutch elm disease and oak wilt
. Winter also permits a good view of branch structure.
Genetic structure of the oak wilt
vector beetle Platypus quercivorus: inferences toward the process of damaged area expansion.
's nativity to the United States is unclear, as the fungus may have originated in Central or South America and was possibly introduced to the United States long before the species was noted in the mid-1900s (Juzwik et al, 2011).
He specialized in oak wilt
, Dutch elm disease, and poplar trees.
One thing that must be considered these days is oak wilt
, a virulent disease of the tree's vascular system, which is taking out a large number of trees.
It provides for fines up to $25,000 and a year imprisonment for anyone who "resists or obstructs" the agency or its employees when they are engaged in efforts to control numerous other natural nuisances listed in DCR rules, as well as a new tree fungus known as Oak Wilt
April through June is the high risk period for oak wilt
disease, which means you should avoid pruning oak trees until at least July, according to forestry specialists.
In Texas, fresh pruning cuts on live and Shumard oaks and trees in the red oak group are immediately covered with pruning paint (wound dressing) to minimize the spread of oak wilt
, a devastating disease.
Many other hardwood trees also cope with specific diseases, such as oak wilt
. Experts concur that the only species in real danger is the elm, from Dutch elm disease.