Oak Wilt Treatment

In Texas, oak trees are some of the most popular shade trees found in the back or front yards of homes and businesses. They are aesthetically pleasing and provide excellent shade on hot days. Unfortunately, oak trees can become susceptible to deadly diseases. The biggest disease that plagues oak trees is oak wilt. Oak wilt is a fungal disease that is caused by the fungus ceratocystis fagacearum. This disease affects the vascular system of the oaks by stopping the flow of water in the tree’s vessels. Every species of oak tree can be infected with oak wilt, but the ones that are most susceptible are red oak and live oak.

For oak wilt treatment in Fort Worth, TX. You can call us at 817-975-0180 in order to make an appointment to have your oak tree inspected.


Fort Worth’s Premier Oak Wilt Treatment Services

For 20 years, we’ve been Fort Worth’s leading company for oak wilt management. Our certified arborists provide fast diagnosis, effective fungicide injections, and preventive measures for healthy, beautiful oaks. 


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Symptoms of Oak Wilt

It is very easy for oak wilt to be contracted by other oak trees through root-to-root contact, occasional root grafting, or sap beetle carrying the fungal spore from one infected tree to a newly wounded tree. The symptoms of oak wilt are going to be different in both the red oak and the live oak. Red oak’s new leaves will turn a pale green and will develop a deep green color and oil appearance when the leaves are older. In the springtime, fungal mats will appear on red oak trees.

Oak wilt that is present in live oak will affect the look of the veins. They can turn yellow and then brown and develop tip burn or marginal scorch on the leaf. If you have noticed these symptoms on your red or live oak, please call us immediately. With our oak wilt treatment for your Fort Worth, TX oak tree, we are able to save your tree.


Why Oak Wilt Treatment?

  • Save Your Trees
  • Prevent Spread
  • Protect Property Value
  • Avoid Costly Removal


Managing and Treating Oak Wilt

A lot of times your oak tree can be saved if you call a professional arborist right away. To determine if the oak tree is infected, it will need to be tested. Once the test confirms that oak wilt is present, we will find a solution that best fits the damage of the tree. If the oak wilt is too far advanced, we will have to remove the entire tree. Fortunately, though, with a fungicide injection, you can protect your oak tree from oak wilt for a couple of years. The fungicide injection doesn’t cure the infected tree but will keep it in better shape. Also, the fungicide doesn’t stop the spread of the fungus. Let Fort Worth Arborist Co. take care of your oak trees by calling us at 817-975-0180 for oak wilt treatment in Fort Worth, TX! We care about the health of your sick tree and will do whatever we can keep it as healthy as possible. We will come up with a treatment plan and a management solution to reduce oak wilt infestation.


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FAQ: Oak Wilt Treatment Fort Worth

Is oak wilt serious in Fort Worth?

Yes, oak wilt is a major threat to oak trees in Fort Worth and surrounding areas. It’s essential to act quickly if you suspect infection.


What causes oak wilt In Texas?

Oak wilt in Texas is caused by a fungus called Bretziella fagacearum (previously known as Ceratocystis fagacearum). It spreads through insects like sap beetles that are attracted to fresh wounds on trees and through interconnected root systems, especially in live oaks.


How much does oak wilt treatment cost in Fort Worth?

Treatment costs vary depending on the size and number of trees affected, as well as the specific treatment chosen.


Can I treat oak wilt myself?

No, oak wilt treatment requires specialized techniques and fungicides. It’s highly recommended to hire a certified arborist for the best chance of success.


Will my tree survive oak wilt treatment?

Success depends on various factors, including the severity of infection when treatment begins and the type of oak tree. Early detection and treatment offer the best hope for survival.


How do you treat oak wilt?

The most common treatment methods include fungicide injections to protect healthy trees and trenching to prevent the disease from spreading through connected roots.

What happens if I don’t treat oak wilt?

Untreated oak wilt is often fatal, and the disease can spread rapidly to other oaks in the area.