Life After Oak Wilt

After oak wilt affects an area, the devastation can be enormous, not only in loss of the trees themselves, but in both landscape and property values as well. There are some solutions that can help. Replanting is the best way to start establishing that tree population again in your yard or landscape. Listed below are helpful links and publications to get you started. Please note: All oak species are susceptible to oak wilt; therefore, it is advised to not immediately plant oaks within a diseased area or just ahead of an expanding disease center.

Publications

Native Trees of the Edwards Plateau (114 KB)-A listing of native trees for the Edwards Plateau Ecoregion of Texas. Each species is linked to the Lady Bird Wildflower Center’s Explore Plants database for additional information for each tree. Scroll to the end of this document for definitions. Courtesy of Robert Edmonson, Texas A&M Forest Service, Johnson City. Revised 2013.

Proper Tree Planting (15 KB) – 12 steps on properly planting a tree, courtesy of Robert Edmonson, Texas A&M Forest Service, Johnson City. Revised 2009.

Hill Country Restoration (406 KB) – Information on the hill country ecosystem and strategies for its restoration, courtesy of Mark Duff and Susan Sanders, Texas A&M Forest Service, Kerrville.

Juniper Biology and Management in Texas (642 KB) – The many aspects of juniper management are approached, courtesy of Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M University.

Native Plants of the Edwards Plateau (253 KB) – Native plants for the Edwards Plateau, courtesy of Robert Edmonson, Texas A&M Forest Service, Johnson City. Revised 2013.

Web Sites

Lady Bird Wildflower Center Native Plants Database – Searchable database with botanical and horticultural information on over 7,000 native plant species.

Texas Tree Planting Guide – A guide to tree planting in Texas including an interactive tree selector and tools to help you buy, plant and care for new trees.