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Aug 02, Oak trees have long been an American favorite. They're one of the best shade trees out there, and many varieties grow fast! If you love oak trees as much as us, you’ve likely dreaded the deadly oak wilt disease. Well, pruning oak trees in summer increases their risk of oak wilt. Dec 04, Oak trees do not go “dormant” in the summer. They are still photosynthesizing, although at different rates in various parts oftheir canopies.
Oaks have distinct growth flushes in the springor early summer (usually not in the heat ofthe summer). Oak wood decays rapidly.
Unlike redwood and some other conifers, hardwood such as oak, decays veryFile Size: 1MB. Jul 16, Cut firewood spreads the disease also. If you are concerned your trees are diseased call out a certified arborist to diagnose the issue. You live in Texas and they have some specific recommendations for pruning oak: Immediately paint all pruning wounds no matter time of year and simply avoid pruning from February through June.
12 rowsJul 31, Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.