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Managing Oak Wilt Disease

Oak wilt is a lethal disease that affects all native oak species in the eastern half of the United States. The disease is caused by the fungus, Bretziella fagacearum, which colonizes the vascular system of many oak species causing wilting, branch dieback and death of affected trees. In urban and suburban landscapes, educating homeowners about identification and management of oak wilt will aid in early detection and treatment of the disease.  

 

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