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Oak Wilt Treatment Boerne, TX - Central Texas Tree Service

What is Oak Wilt?

Oak Wilt is a highly virulent and destructive disease that affects oak trees. This disease, primarily observed in Central Texas, including Boerne and San Antonio, is caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum.

Oak Wilt disrupts the oak tree's water conducting system, leading to wilting, a sign of Oak Wilt diagnosis, and eventually death.

Due to the high population of oak trees in Boerne, Texas, Oak Wilt poses a serious threat to our Texas oaks, highlighting the importance of diagnosing Oak Wilt early to protect our trees effectively.

Symptoms and Signs

The first signs of Oak Wilt often include wilting, browning, and premature leaf drop. The disease usually starts at the top of the tree and progresses downwards. Different species of oaks exhibit different symptoms. Red oaks, for example, can die within a few weeks of infection, while white oaks, like Briggs Oak in Liberty Hill, may survive for several years with the disease.

How Infection Spreads

Oak Wilt spreads in two primary ways. The first is through root grafts between neighboring trees. When oak trees grow close together, their roots can intertwine and fuse, creating a pathway for the fungus to spread. The second is through sap-feeding beetles that carry spores from infected trees to healthy ones. These beetles are attracted to the sap produced by fresh wounds on oak trees, making proper pruning practices essential in preventing Oak Wilt. It's important to note that any trees within 50 to 100 yards of infected trees are susceptible to the disease.

Arborist That Treats Oak Wilt

At Central Texas Tree Service, we are the Oak Wilt expert and we specialize in Oak Wilt treatment. Our team is trained and equipped to diagnose and manage this destructive disease, making us the preferred Oak Wilt experts in Texas.

Treatment

At Central Texas Tree Service, we offer comprehensive Oak Wilt assessment and Oak Wilt treatment services. We use the latest science-based practices, including Macro Infusion for extreme cases, to effectively manage Oak Wilt disease. After a meticulous evaluation of your oaks and property, we devise a personalized Oak Wilt treatment strategy, which may include preventative measures, therapeutic treatments, and the removal of infected trees.

About Boerne, Texas

Central Texas Tree Service, a member of the International Society Arborists, is proud to serve the Boerne, Texas area.  This is a charming town located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. As of 2023, the town boasts a population of approximately 20,000 residents who relish its rich history, strong community spirit, and proximity to San Antonio.

Notable for its unique blend of Texas hospitality and German heritage, the area offers an array of attractions to both residents and visitors. The top five must-visit places include Cibolo Nature Center with its stunning trails, the Cave Without a Name - a natural, living cavern, the quaint Boerne City Lake Park, the enriching Patrick Heath Public Library, and the charming Boerne Main Street filled with shops, restaurants, and historical buildings.

If you're considering calling this city home, there are several vibrant neighborhoods that stand out. The top five neighborhoods are Cordillera Ranch, known for its luxury homes and golf course; Menger Springs, with its large, family-friendly houses; Front Gate, appreciated for its modern homes and sense of community; Balcones Creek, a tranquil suburban neighborhood; and the Ranches at Creekside, a newer development with ample amenities and close to schools.

Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure, a peaceful retreat, or a vibrant community, this area, is a delightful destination that caters to all these desires and more.

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