If you live anywhere in Texas, you’ve probably heard about a disease attacking our great oak trees. Oak tree diseases are commonly spread in the United States, but in recent years, our state has been especially susceptible to oak wilt. This destructive fungus poses a serious threat to the health and beauty of our properties and without the proper oak wilt treatment, you may lose yours. Arbor Oaks Tree Professionals is here to help

What to Do When Dealing with Oak Diseases

Oak wilt is one of the most damaging oak tree diseases because it penetrates and breaks down the tree’s waterflow system. The fungus spreads from diseased to healthy trees by insects or connections between tree roots. Knowing whether you are facing this problem starts with an oak tree fungus identification. Symptoms vary by tree species, but typically consist of leaf discoloration, decay, defoliation and eventual death.

How Arbor Oaks Approaches Oak Wilt Treatment

At Arbor Oaks, our arborists have decades of experience, especially when it comes to oak diseases. Once we’ve confirmed the wilt through our comprehensive oak tree fungus identification process, we will approach treatment in one of two ways:

To stop the spreading of this fungus, our experts may have to break root connections between live oaks or dense groups of red oaks by trenching at least 4 feet deep. Trees within a 100-foot barrier, including those without oak tree diseases, may be uprooted or removed to improve the barrier to root transmission.

  • Sever roots
    To stop the spreading of this fungus, our experts may have to break root connections between live oaks or dense groups of red oaks by trenching at least 4 feet deep. Trees within a 100-foot barrier, including those without oak tree diseases, may be uprooted or removed to improve the barrier to root transmission.

  • Fungicide treatment
    Another oak wilt treatment is the use of fungicide, which has seen some success in oaks with therapeutic injections during the earliest stages of infection. It’s also a great way to prevent or reduce oak diseases when applied before infection.

Call Arbor Oaks Today

Ensure your oak trees stay healthy year-round with the oak wilt treatment experts at Arbor Oaks. We can perform a proper oak tree fungus identification assessment and customize a treatment plan that’s effective and efficient. Call 512-240-6047 for a free estimate.