IL have 16 - 43 yr. old pin oak that look like they are dying What can I do

Asked October 5, 2017, 3:16 PM EDT

IL have 16 - 43 yr. old pin oak that look like they are dying What can I do

Franklin County Kentucky

1 Response

If I understand correctly, you have 16 trees that are 43 yr old. The issue may be a few things. In central Kentucky, we've just come out of a very dry period which can cause trees to go into autumn dormancy. The other common issue of Pin oaks is bacterial scorch. This is a systemic bacterial disease. Symptoms don't normally show until late season. Without seeing photos or samples of the tree, I can't say with any confidence what the problem is. Likely if all 16 trees are showing similar symptoms, most likely it is just early fall dormancy.