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Pest Alert Oak Wilt in the Northeastern United States NA-PR-02-17

Oak wilt is a deadly vascular disease caused by a fungus (Ceratocystis fagacearum) that affects all native oak trees. Oaks are common in the Eastern United States and can be found in more mesic sites mixed in with other northern hardwoods such as sugar maple (Acer saccharum) or in drier sites with pines (Pinus spp.). Red oaks (northern red (Quercus rubra), pin (Q. palustris), and scarlet (Q. coccinea)) are more susceptible to oak wilt than white oaks (white (Q. alba), swamp white (Q. bicolor), chestnut (Q. montana), post (Q. stellata), and bur (Q. macrocarpa)). Red oaks can die within 6 weeks of infection whereas white oaks might take several years to die.

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2017
ID: 
NA-PR-02-17
Author: 
O’Brien, Joseph; Mielke, Manfred; Starkey, Dale; Juzwik, Jennifer; Pokorny, Jill.
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Online
Topic:
Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert Oak Wilt in the Northeastern United States NA-PR-02-17
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