Oaks are tough, hardy trees. A well established oak can weather some pretty hard times and even recover from a decent amount of damage. Like other trees, oaks are susceptible to disease and insect manifestation. Species of wasps, flies, and moths can attack foliage. Oaks also have their share of blight inducing diseases. Similar to humans, oaks can be treated and fully recover in most cases. Timing is everything. A single proper arborist's cut can prevent infestation entering through a broken limb. The good news is tree stewardship which is preventive and remedial tends to be much less expensive and much less intrusive. If you have an oak with discolored leaves, deformities, or parasitic growth, seek help now. We deal with a lot of trees, and a nice tree is a nice tree, but an oak is a treasure. Oaks are grand. A mature oak provides shade, protection, value, wildlife, and a couple hundred years of unique living history to what may otherwise be an unremarkable planned property. Let's be mindful of these trees, particularly during a drought.
Stacy W. Barker
Stacy is the owner of Bud's