Is this tree dying of oak wilt?

Asked September 15, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT

The red oak in my backyard has been declining for the past 3-4 years. Someone mentioned that it might be oak wilt. How can I get a diagnosis? And if it is oak wilt, what authorities do I need to inform? I'm under the impression that it hasn't officially made it to Howard County, MD yet.

Howard County Maryland disease oaks trees

1 Response

We cannot determine if the tree is diseased or not from your photos.In the meantime suggest having a licensed arborist look at the tree. they usually do not charge for an on site visit.The attached will help you find one for your area.http://www.treesaregood.org/

See the attached for pictures of bacterial leaf scorch.

http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/bacterial-leaf-scorch-trees
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