Do Burr Oaks get Oak Wilt Disease?

Asked June 10, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

We have a very old Burr Oak that a certified arborologist has told us is okay to trim mid-June as it is not a candidate for oak wilt disease. We have instances of Oak Wilt Disease within a half-mile from us. Is it okay to trim our Burr Oak - the tree company says they will use pruning paint on the cuts.

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1 Response

Thank you for your question. The best source of information for Dallas County is to contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Dallas County directly. The Master Gardeners operate a help line - please go to for hours of operation and contact details.