The pages in the Oak Wilt in Texas section are adapted from the Forest Service, Southern Research Station publication How to Identify and Manage Oak Wilt in Texas. The brochure is also available for download as a PDF in both English and Spanish. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, New Orleans, LA How-To SR-1, Revised April 2003.

How to Identify and Manage Oak Wilt Brochure (411 KB) – Texas A&M Forest Service, Revised November 2008.

How to Identify and Manage Oak Wilt in Texas Fact Sheet (73 KB PDF)

Cómo identificar y manejar el marchitamiento del encino en Texas (133 KB PDF)


  1. David N. Appel, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843
  2. R. Scott Cameron, International Paper Co., Bainbridge, GA 39819 (formerly with Texas A&M Forest Service, Lufkin, TX 75902)
  3. A. Dan Wilson, Southern Hardwoods Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Stoneville, MS 38776
  4. Jerral D. Johnson, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, College Station, TX 77843 (retired)

Financial assistance for this publication was provided by the USDA Forest Service and the Texas Oak Wilt Suppression Project, Texas A&M Forest Service.

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