How to recognize common diseases of oaks in the Midwest: a quick guide

A new publication from the US Forest Service-Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry can help forestry professionals, homeowners, and others identify common diseases to oak trees in the Midwest. How to recognize common diseases of oaks in the Midwest: a quick guide discusses the common diseases of oaks and associated tree symptoms and presents excellent illustrations of the diagnostic features of each disease.

Oak wilt on red oak foliage, J. O'Brien photo
Oak wilt on red oak. J. O’Brien photo, forestryimages.org

Written by Jill Pokorny from the US Forest Service, the guide also presents a list of management options on how to deal with the various diseases. What are the differences between bur oak blight and oak wilt and how can you prevent them? This reference guide will be useful for landowners and professionals for identifying the numerous diseases of oaks that are found throughout the Midwest.

Click here to download a PDF version of the guide. For more resources, see the USFS-Northeastern Area’s page on forest and tree health publications.

Matt works on issues related to forest ecosystem health. He’s based in St. Paul.

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