Dr. Bob White is able to diagnose your trees for Oak Wilt symptoms, provide immediate treatment and provide tips on how to management and prevent it in the future.
How can you treat my trees if they have oak wilt disease?
Fungicide Treatment - The fungicide propiconazole (Alamo) can be used as a preventative to reduce oak wilt symptoms in live oaks when applied before infection. Limited success may also be achieved in trees with therapeutic injections during the earliest stages of infection. The fungicide is injected into the tree’s water-conducting vascular system through mdall holes drilled into the root flare at the base of the tree. Treatment success depends on the health condition of the candidate tree, application rate, and injection technique. Injection should be done only by trained applicators.
The Texas Department of Agriculture requires that any pesticide applicator in any state including a Certified Arborist must obtain a license as a commercial or noncommercial applicator to apply pesticide on ornamental trees & shrubs.
The Certified Arborist credential identifies professional arborists who have a minimum of three years' full-time experience working in the professional tree care industry and who have passed an extensive examination covering all facets of arboriculture.