How to Prevent and Treat Oak Wilt in Lubbock, Texas
To the citizens of Texas, Oak Wilt is not an unfamiliar disease. Ceratocystis fagacerum is an aggressive disease afflicting Oaks in our region. Luckily, we now know and understand the disease to a much greater degree and have tools to prevent it.
Tips to Prevent Oak Wilt in Lubbock, Texas
One of the most effective methods to prevent the spread of Oak Wilt in Lubbock is by pruning during the dormant season. It should ideally be done between November and the end of March to allow adequate healing time.
Seal the wounds
If your tree has an open wound, whether intentional or by act of nature, it is best to spray the wound with latex paint to prevent the spread of Oak Wilt.
Do not move firewood
The expression “Buy it where you burn it” should be followed strictly. Contaminated firewood can spread Oak Wilt to otherwise healthy and unexposed trees.
Do my Trees have Oak Wilt?
If your trees are showing sudden signs of decline then it is best to consult a local Arborist. Oftentimes, once the tree becomes symptomatic, chances of survival are low. If you suspect your tree is at risk of contracting Oak Wilt, you should have a licensed applicator administer a preventative treatment with a systemic fungicide.
Arborlogical, Inc has years of experience identifying and treating Oak Wilt in Lubbock, TX. Give our office a call today to have your trees inspected by an ISA Certified Arborist!