National Oak Wilt Symposium 2007

On June 4,5, 6 and 7, 2007, the 2nd National Oak Wilt Symposium was held in Austin, Texas. Oak wilt researchers and management specialists from across the United States came together to present the latest findings about the biology and management of this devastating tree disease. The Symposium was highlighted by two days of oral presentations, field trips, a Texas-style social event, and ample time to network with those directly involved in studying or managing oak wilt.

The Proceedings of the 2nd National Oak Wilt Symposium – Download Entire Proceedings (2.76 MB)

Edited by Ronald F. Billings, Forest Pest Management, Texas A&M Forest Service, and David N. Appel, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University. Copyright 2008. Reprinted with permission of the editors.

TABLE OF CONTENTS AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS (302 KB)

Hull, James B. – Welcome to Texas

SECTION I – CURRENT UNDERSTANDING OF OAKS AND OAK WILT (1.82 MB)

Nixon, Kevin C. – An Overview of Quercus: Classification and Phylogenetics with Comments on Differences in Wood Anatomy

Harrington, Thomas C. – The Genus Ceratocystis: Where Does the Oak Wilt Fungus Fit?

Appel, David N. – Oak Wilt Biology, Impact, and Host/Pathogen Relationships: A Texas Perspective

Juzwik, Jennifer – Epidemiology and Occurence of Oak Wilt in Midwestern, Middle, and South Atlantic States

Downing, Marla C., Thomas, Juzwik, Appel, Reich, and Camilli – Using Classification Tree Analysis to Predict Oak Wilt Distribution in Minnesota and Texas

Greene, Thomas A. and Reemts – Oak Wilt Research at Fort Hood: Inoculum Sources at Landscape Scale

Camilli, Kim, Appel, Downing, Thomas, and Reich – Oak Wilt Research at Fort Hood and Impact of Oak Wilt on Golden Cheeked Warbler Nesting Sites

Hayslett, Maya, Juzwik, Molten, Appel, and Camilli – Insect Vectors of the Oak Wilt Fungus in Missouri and Texas

Camilli, Kim, Appel, and Watson – Studies on Pruning Cuts and Wound Dressings for Oak Wilt Control

Peacock, Kelly L., Shaw, and Fulbright – A Laboratory-induced Hypovirulent Strain of the Oak Wilt Fungus

SECTION II – REGIONAL IMPACTS OF OAK WILT (507 KB)

MacDonald, W. L., Double, and Haynes – Oak Wilt in the Appalachians

Haugen, Linda, O’Brien, Pokorny, Mielke, and Juzwik – Oak Wilt in the North Central Region

Rooni, James B. – Oak Wilt: Its Impact on a Growing Texas

SECTION III – CURRENT AND POTENTIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (912 KB)

Tattar, Terry A. – Injection, Infusion, and Systemic Movement in Trees

Peacock, Kelly L. and Fulbright – Effective Longevity of Propiconazole Following Injection into Quercus rubra

Gray, Mike C. and Appel – Attempts to Develop an Oak Wilt Resistant Live Oak

Wilson, A. Dan – The Potential of Trench Inserts for Oak Wilt Suppression

Billings, Ronald F. – The Texas Cooperative Oak Wilt Suppression Project: Leasons Learned in the First Twenty Years

Starkey, Dale A. – USDA Forest Service Perspective on Oak Wilt Suppression

SECTION IV – OTHER THREATS TO OAKS (197 KB)

Garbelotto, Matteo – Recent Findings and Current Prospects on the Biology and Management of Phytophthora ramorum

Barnard, E. L.Xylella fastidiosa and Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Oaks: Suliminal, Subtle, and Suspect

Photo Gallery from the 2nd National Oak Wilt Symposium

Photos by Ronald F. Billings, Forest Pest Management, Texas A&M Forest Service.

SPEAKERS GALLERY (2.25 MB)

CONFERENCE GALLERY (309 KB)

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