Oak wilt is a fungal disease which can rapidly kill an oak tree, as well as other oak trees with roots that are connected to the infected tree. Oak wilt is spread by a beetle which transfers fungal spores from an infected tree to another tree.
To protect oak trees, do not prune them between April 15 and July 15. If a tree is damaged, immediately apply pruning sealer to the wound. Avoid moving firewood from infected trees to prevent the spread of the fungus. Oak wilt has been found in Spring Lake Township, so take steps to protect your trees. Visit our website for links to more information.