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.
Hull, James B. – Welcome to Texas
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
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
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)
Symposium Abstracts (Download PDF).