Forester Provides Rare Look at Beetle (03/31/2011)
AUSTIN – Sap eaters carry oak wilt from tree to tree according to Eric Beckers, Texas A&M Forest Service. Jim Swift, KXAN.
Prevention is the Key to Decreasing Oak Wilt Spread (11/19/2007)
AUSTIN –The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) offers landowners tips on how to prevent the spread of this disease.
Help Stop Spread of Deadly Oak Wilt (07/31/2007)
AUSTIN –The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) urges landowners to be on the lookout for oak wilt in red oaks.
The Fight Continues to Suppress Oak Wilt (05/26/2007)
By Claire Miers, Austin American Statesman.
Oak Wilt Is On The Move (3/26/2007)
AUSTIN –The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) recommends delaying pruning oaks in spring and to always paint any wounds to any oaks any time of year.
AUSTIN Re-release November 17, 2006 –The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) is encouraging Texans to be careful when collecting firewood at this time of year. Transporting and storing diseased wood is a known means of spreading the devastating oak wilt fungus to previously uninfected neighborhoods. Firewood cut from oak wilt-infected red oaks can harbor spores of the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum. Insects may then carry these spores to fresh wounds of nearby oak trees, possibly creating a new group of diseased trees.
Fighting Oak Wilt (2/15/05)
Austin has been called an urban forest. It’s part of what makes Central Texas a beautiful place. A long battle against a deadly tree disease is still taking casualties, and thousands of trees in the city could fall victim.
There’s a disease that’s threatening to take down one of South Texas’ most majestic icons, the Live Oak Tree. Oak wilt is taking hold of an alarming number of Live Oaks in our area, and it’s spreading quickly.
Oak Wilt Threatens Trees (4/12/05)
As Terry Robinson looks out over upper City Park, he sees hundreds of oak trees and a potential for disaster. Robinson, the city’s parks and forestry superintendent, is on a mission to inform Iowa City residents about an aggressive fungal disease, called oak wilt, that kills thousands of oaks each year in woodlands and home landscapes.
Oak Wilt a Growing Problem (5/9/05)
Oak wilt is savaging our oak trees in this county, but I still see people pruning live oak trees without painting the cuts. I witnessed a sad site a week or so ago at a local motel/restaurant. Someone was cutting limbs off of several big, beautiful live oak trees on the property, but not painting the wounds.
Hundreds of trees in Central Texas will die this year, all because of a fungus. It’s called oak wilt disease and forestry experts are educating the public to help prevent this disease from spreading.
Oak Firewood (12/5/05)
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service is encouraging Texans to be careful when collecting and purchasing firewood at this time of year. Transporting and storing diseased wood is a known means of spreading the devastating oak wilt fungus to previously uninfected neighborhoods.