Copy 7 oak wilt: cause, prevention and treatments


Q: Can the sap beetle infect an oak tree via injuries other than pruning cuts, such as a branch broken by the wind or a crack in the bark?



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Q: Can the sap beetle infect an oak tree via injuries other than pruning cuts, such as a branch broken by the wind or a crack in the bark?

A: Yes, trees can be infected by injuries caused by squirrels, woodpeckers, deer, livestock, etc..
Sometimes where there are many oak wilt disease centers, it can be a valid choice to stop fighting the oak wilt and work instead on reforestation. Spend your effort in replanting other trees. Even if you have a lot of wilt surrounding your property, it is still possible to treat your feature trees, such as those around your house with Alamo. It is a personal decision.
Trees Recommended for Planting in Hill Country:



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