Oak wilt, one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, is killing oak trees in Central Texas at epidemic proportions. Oak wilt is an infectious disease caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum which invades and disables the water-conducting system in susceptible trees. All oaks (Quercus spp.) are susceptible to oak wilt to some degree, but some species are affected more than others. The successful management of oak wilt depends on correct diagnosis and an understanding of how the pathogen spreads between different oak species.
Here at Out On A Limb Tree Care, our crews are specifically trained on how to treat cases of oak wilt. When you contact us with a concern about oak wilt, we’ll conduct a thorough examination of your trees to determine the specific issue. If oak wilt is found to be present, we’ll inform you on the extent of the damage and take the necessary steps to help save your tree upon your approval.
For more information on oak wilt, please visit texasoakwilt.org. For a free estimate on treating oak wilt on your property, please call us at Out On A Limb Tree Care at (210) 545-5417.