I own a small woodlot with several dead red oaks. I believe that Oak Wilt is...

Asked July 22, 2020, 8:24 PM EDT

I own a small woodlot with several dead red oaks. I believe that Oak Wilt is present; I would like to have a live tree tested by your lab or a lab that you recommend: Please advise

Lucas County Ohio

6 Responses

I am sorry to hear this. What part of the county are you in?

Here is a link to the OSU FactSheet on Oak Wilt - https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-tree-02

Here is the website for the OSU Plant and Pest Diangostic Lab - https://ppdc.osu.edu/

The size of the sample is very important. Here is a link to an article that I authored with our PPDC Clinic Director at the time - https://bygl.osu.edu/node/539

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reply to this message, or contact the PPDC directly.

Amy

Amy, it is me Karen Soubeyrand. The property is on Crissey Rd just south of Dorr street.
Do you have an arborist you can recommend for taking the samples and possibly working with me to contain the problem?
thanks in advance-

Amy, it is me Karen Soubeyrand. The property is on Crissey Rd just south of Dorr street.
Do you have an arborist you can recommend for taking the samples and possibly working with me to contain the problem?
thanks in advance-

Amy, it is me Karen Soubeyrand. The property is on Crissey Rd just south of Dorr street.
Do you have an arborist you can recommend for taking the samples and possibly working with me to contain the problem?
thanks in advance-

Hi Karen. Again I am really sorry. I know that Blanchard (Norbert), Savory (Rich), and Davey have all working on oak wilt in the past. I am sure there are others.

Has there been a change in the water table? I have also seen some root rot issues in stands of oak.

The Metroparks have done some work that included trenching in Wildwood in recent years. I believe they hired a contractor out of MInnesota for the trenching. The Village of Holland trenched in house with their own employees.

I could come out and walk the property if you want to set up a time - social distancing and mask on. Amy

Amy- yes- that would be great- you have my email- let me know what days might work for you- that would be super! Thank you so much!!