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Thursday, 04 February 2016 16:51

Protecting Our Trees and Property Values from Oak Wilt

Don't Prune - February to June

This is the time when our trees are most susceptible to the Oak Wilt disease:
the open wounds attract nitidulid beetles which transmit Oak Wilt disease from one tree to another.

Our neighborhood continues to lose one of its most important assets--the beautiful live oaks and red oaks that form a shady, green canopy over our streets and homes.  Our trees can help reduce utility bills in summer, increase property values and the beauty of our community.  But the spread of Oak Wilt in our NASWC community is a serious threat to the health and beauty of our trees and neighborhoods.  Texas A&M Forest Service recommends that residents not trim oak trees between February 1 and June 30, as this is the time when the  nitidulid beetles which transmit Oak Wilt are most active.  Protect the value of your property by learning about Oak Wilt:  what it is - how it spreads - disease management.  Read more.

NASWC has small yard signs available to remind neighbors not to prune when trees are most susceptible to spread of Oak Wilt.  To request a sign, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For additional information and links on our NASWC website, click here.