Sudden Oak Tree Destroyal and Decline

Sudden Oak Tree Destroyal and Decline

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What is Oak Tree Decline?

Oak Tree death can happen in Irving or North Texas for many reasons. In most cases, it is due to severe weather conditions. Oak tree loss can be severe for Oaks following severe droughts and heavy rainy seasons.

Irving has seen a significant reduction in several types of oak trees. Sudden oak death has spread to Tarrant County and the Irving area through the spread of beetles, borers, fungal and pathogens.

This deadly tree disease spreads quickly in forested areas. It is especially fond of damp, cool climate conditions. Many nurseries have a damper environment which has facilitated the spread of sudden Oak death.

Additionally, the disease is more likely to spread quickly to homes and gardens in rainy seasons. Infected plants can be seen most clearly in the small twigs or leaves in urban forests and nursery settings.

Irving’s certified arborist and tree company have extensive training in controlling this deadly, threatening disease.

Diagnosing Sudden Oak Tree death & Decline

To detect Sudden Oak Tree Death and Decline, it is essential to contact a Certified Tree Doctor in Irving. If feeder roots are connected, this tree disease can be fatal and highly contaminating. The majority of Sudden Oak Death victims are Post Oak trees, mostly from central to northern Texas. It can sometimes affect other oak tree families, such as bur oaks or red oaks.

In north Texas, it usually affects Savannah Post Oaks. It can also cause severe damage to the oak trees, clogging the feeder root systems and preventing water from reaching the tree.

Oak trees can become weaker due to many reasons. In most cases, sudden oak death will occur due to weather-related factors. Spotted leaves, dying branches and twigs are indicators that trees may be stressed and could be the host of the disease.

Even mild symptoms of infection like these rarely cause tree death. Tubekia drynia, anthracnose and other leaf spot diseases should be removed from the ground. This will help prevent the fungus from recontaminating next year. These are the beginning signs of Sudden Oak Death. Irving’s plant pathologist is experienced and can easily spot them.

However, trees that have obvious dead or darkened bark along their branches or primary trunks are in grave danger of being killed. This is because tree cankers weaken the tree’s defense system and make it vulnerable to further fungal organisms as well as insect attacks.

Working with a tree doctor in an offensive manner is your guarantee of correct diagnosis and expert care.

Treatment for Sudden Oak Decline

Irving Tree Service & Stump Grinding has certified Arborists who can diagnose post oak trees. Texas A&M’s plant Pathology recommends that you only remove oak trees from Texas A&M before October.

To see if they do, wait until the spring. It is important to keep this in your mind as you wait for the spring. Pay attention to the Hypoxylon Canker fungal Matts bark system. These trees need to be taken down immediately.

It is best to leave your tree in the care of an Irving certified arborist.

Agri-Fos can be used to prevent damage to oak trees. This is a treatment that injects the trunk in spring or autumn and then maintains it with bi-annual treatments.

While this is not a cure, the best protection for your trees is to contact an arborist immediately to diagnose the problem.

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