OAK WILT

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Oak
Wilt

Texas Oak Wilt Qualified (TOWQ) signifies that the arborist at Urban Land Tree and Soil are ISA Certified and have received special training on the identification and management of oak wilt in Texas.

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TEXAS OAK WILT QUALIFIED ARBORIST IN SAN ANTONIO, TX

Oak wilt is a disease affecting oak trees caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum.  Symptoms vary by tree species, but generally consist of leaf discoloration, wilt, defoliation, and death. The fungus spreads from diseased to healthy trees overland by insects or other airborne vectors and underground by naturally grafted tree roots.

Management of the disease historically meant preventing infection by not wounding oaks during certain time periods, removing diseased oaks that will produce spores (sanitation), and breaking root connections with vibratory plows, trenchers, rock saws, or hoes. Present methods focus on reducing or eliminating monocultures and restoring ecosystems correctly using soil baseline information. Fungicides are used for preventive treatments in urban areas. Oak wilt poses a danger for oak wood products and shade trees in urban areas. 

If you have trees exhibiting these symptoms, check out the resource below.

https://texasoakwilt.org/oakwilt/oak-wilt-identification

Play it safe. Call us today at 210-440-1049 to have one of our Texas Oak Wilt Certified ISA Certified arborists assess the health of your trees.

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