Few things can take over and destroy a setting or cluster of gorgeous tress quite like a horrific case of oak wilt. If you own trees on your property, home, and/or business, and are not familiar with the toxic fungus, be warned. It will rip through the most lush settings with the vengeance of a logging company.
Currently, 21 states are plagued by oak wilt, and there is nothing that suggests that the number will not be escalating in the coming seasons. We at BioGreen Tree Care know that in 1944, for instance, infected areas lost half of the tress present in the state of Wisconsin as Oak wilt killed them. The whole area was decimated Oak wilt cannot be cured, only managed, so it is always best to have oak trees inspected.
Many homes and a striking number of businesses have taken to the habit of diversifying the kinds of oak tress that are present, which while quite eye catching, does nothing to stop the progress of deadly oak wilt. There is no species of oak tree that is immune to the fungus, but we at BioGreen Tree Care know what is needed when.
As a matter of fact, no one is better suited for the work than your tree hugging friends at BioGreen Tree Care. We know that red oak dies faster than white oak once infected, and we know how to treat even the most severe outbreaks if captured in time. Therein lies the problem however. Often times, people put off the treatment assuming that it is going to be costly or cumbersome, which is sad, since neither is true here at BioGreen Tree Care.
Even worse, we see cases where the occupants or dwellers have no idea that the trees are even sick. This may sound strange, but in many cases, people see the diminished leaves and think little of them. It appears as but a quirk, at first, so this is totally understandable, we hear it often. Sadly, this is not just a harmless anomaly to anyone who loves their trees. What it is, in fact, is a progressive deterioration that turns the trees into ugly husks so rapidly that it almost seems beyond reason to many.
That goes for Chinese chestnut trees, as well These delicious beauties can be hit with the fungus so powerfully that these living works of art are soon off to the mulch shop. There is no need for that, let us come and spruce up the environment. Let us inspect the area even if there is no reason to suspect that oak wilt or some other tree-based calamity is happening. Failing to do this can have terrible consequences which could result in blight and tree loss.
The problem is worsening, with inoculation experiments showing that 35 native and exotic oaks are susceptible to oak wilt, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture website. Spring is when oak wilt likes to strike the most, but often times this is misleading since it has been seen at other points on the calendar. Beyond that, if it hits in Spring, there is a better than average chance that it won't be noticed until late into the summer when monstrous amounts of damage have been done. In the Spring, when leaves are growing anew anyhow, being prudent enough to even notice the nasty fungus in those important early is not only difficult, but highly unlikely.