Bur Oak Blight Disease

Bur oak blight is a fungal pathogen that, in critical cases, can cause small acorn oak trees in Minnesota to suffer from severe defoliation. Although severe cases are uncommon, it is important to treat this disease before it becomes too late. Bur oak blight has been present in Minnesota forests since the mid-2000’s, and most commonly spreads during high precipitation periods. Our professional tree health care services can help you prevent this disease from affecting trees on your property.

How to Prevent or Stop the Spread of Bur Oak Blight?

If you are aware of bur oak blight being in your area or already on your trees, contact a local arborist to assess if your trees need treatment. Just because your tree catches this disease, does not mean it has to be immediately removed from your property. There are professional services available to ensure your tree recovers with a healthy, beautiful canopy.

  • Using fungicides to treat infected trees and prevent spreading
  • Using preventative fungicides on healthy trees to eliminate spreading

Damaged oak tree from bur oak blight
Leaf infected with bur oak blight

What Are The Symptoms Of Bur Oak Blight?

If you notice any of the following symptoms on your bur oak trees, contact a professional Arborist in your area immediately:

  • Browning or severe defoliation of leaves in late summer
  • Small branches growing outward near the trunk of the tree
  • Dark veins on leaves
  • Large brown segments near the veins of leaves

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