White Oak Ailment

Asked June 17, 2019, 1:53 AM EDT

Can you please tell me what my oak tree is sick with? I have included 4 pictures. Thank You,

Prince George's County Maryland slime flux oak tree

1 Response

Based on your photos this looks like a type of wetwood, or slime flux at the base of the tree trunk. There is no treatment that will cure this. There is more information about slime flux on the following page of our website. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/slime-flux-and-wetwood-trees-and-shrubs

We cannot see the canopy and you did not mention the health of the tree such as branch dieback, etc. For an onsite diagnosis regarding the health of the tree you can contact a certified arborist
http://www.treesaregood.org/

Marian