Oak tree issues

Asked June 7, 2020, 9:47 AM EDT

We have two 50-year-old oak trees on our lawn, and one is showing signs of stress (see photo below). Is there any treatment to save it? Many neighbors have lost their oak trees as well.

Howard County Maryland

2 Responses

It's possible it has a disease problem (we can't tell from the photo), but many oaks are dying from climate extremes and weather.

You can have a certified arborist look at it. Most are associated with tree service companies, and often will assess a tree on-site for no charge except for work done. You want an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Find one near you by following the prompts at: treesaregood.org


Ellen

It's possible it has a disease problem (we can't tell from the photo), but many oaks are dying from climate extremes and weather.

You can have a certified arborist look at it. Most are associated with tree service companies, and often will assess a tree on-site for no charge except for work done. You want an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Find one near you by following the prompts at: treesaregood.org


Ellen