An Oak Wilt Primer

Juzwik, Jennifer
September 2000
International Oaks;Fall2000, Issue 11, p14
Academic Journal
The article offers information on oak wilt, a disease of oaks caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum. It is considered as the most important forest disease problem in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin. Officially identified in the early 1940s, oak wilt was also recognized in the early 1980s in northern and central Texas. The article offers information on the symptoms of the disease, its development and spread, and ways to stop its spread.


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