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    Oak wilt, caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum {Bretz} Hunt, is an important disease of oaks (Quercus spp.) in the eastern United States. the disease occurs in 22 states and is considered the most important forest disease problem in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin. The pathogen causes mortality of thousands of native oaks annually in urban and natural forests in the north-central United States and in Texas.

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    Juzwik, Jennifer. 2000. An oak wilt primer. International Oaks. Volume 11. 2000. pp. 14-20


    oak wilt, primer, forest disease

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