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Oak Wilt

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Oak Wilt
Oak wilt, leaf symptoms - Photo by Joseph O'Brien; USDA, Forest Service
Scientific Name: 

Bretziella fagacearum (Bretz) Z.W. deBeer, Marinc., T.A. Duong & M.J. Wingf., comb. nov. (de Beer et al. 2017)

Synonym: 

Formerly known as Ceratocystis fagacearum

Common Name: 

Oak wilt

Native To: 

Unknown; the disease is currently only found in the United States, but it may have originated in Mexico, Central America, or South America (Juzwik et al. 2008)

Date of U.S. Introduction: 

First discovered in 1942 (Juzwik et al. 2008)

Means of Introduction: 
Impact: 

Fungal disease of oaks (Quercus spp.) that can rapidly kill susceptible species (particularly red oaks) (Koch et al. 2010)

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.

Images

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Texas A&M University. Texas A&M Forest Service; USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.

Videos

Texas A&M University. Texas A&M Forest Service; USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.

Google. YouTube; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Oak Wilt.

Council or Task Force

Michigan Oak Wilt Coalition.

Partnership

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Texas A&M University. Texas A&M Forest Service; USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.

Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.

Federal Government

USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

International Government

Forestry Commission (United Kingdom). Forest Research.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

State and Local Government

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Academic

Ohio State University. Extension.

Purdue University Extension.

Texas A&M University. Texas A&M Forest Service.

University of Minnesota. Extension.

Professional

Invasive Species Centre (Ontario).

Morton Arboretum (Illinois).

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