’Tis the season to avoid oak wilt: “Don’t prune through June”

Quercus_roburAvoid pruning from now through July 1st to help stop the spread of oak wilt. That’s the message from those who love how oak trees add to Rosedale’s quality of life. Every pest has its season and we’re entering the time when the beetle that carries oak wilt fungal spores would love easy access to destroy your oak trees. Online resources are available from the likes of  the city of Austin, the Save Austin Oaks local non-profit, Texas A&M, and others. The city estimates over 10,000 oaks have been lost to oak wilt resulting in increased utility bills and reduced property values. Remember that oak wilt is easier to prevent than to treat, so prune safe out there.