The Price of Oak Wilt What North Texas Oak Tree Owners Should Know
In this informative video, join Wes Rivers from TreeNewal as he sits down with Kimberlee Peterson, an expert on oak wilt, to discuss the significance of this widespread issue in Texas. The discussion centers around the actions property owners should take if their oak trees become infected with oak wilt. Kimberlee emphasizes the importance of contacting a certified arborist or the Texas A&M Forest Service at the first sign of suspicion. The economic impacts of oak wilt on property value are highlighted, making it imperative to be proactive in prevention and management.
Viewers gain valuable insights into the ways oak wilt spreads. Both through beetles and root grafts, leading to the transmission of the fungus among trees. Wes and Kimberlee explore the lifecycle of oak wilt-infected trees. The experts indicate that once a tree has lost more than 30% of its canopy, treatment becomes futile. They discuss the consequences of an infected tree on the property. They cover options for handling it, including removal, chipping, burning, or burial. An essential precaution is emphasized: refraining from moving infected oakwood to new areas to prevent the further spread of the disease.
Kimberlee’s expertise demonstrates that oak wilt is a costly problem to tackle once it takes hold. Making proactive measures is crucial for property owners. She shares valuable resources for large property owners. For those seeking further assistance, visit TreeNewal.com.It provides access to ISA-certified arborists for professional advice and guidance on oak wilt prevention and management.
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