Oak Wilt Prevention

What can I do to protect my trees from oak wilt?

Here are the most important steps you can take to protect your oaks:

  • Paint all wounds on oaks immediately.
  • Prune when the risk is low:
    • Never prune February through June!
  • Destroy infected red oaks before they make spores (within 7 days).
  • Beware of oak wilt-infected firewood.