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oak′ wilt`(n.)

  1. a disease of oaks, characterized by wilting, discoloration, and loss of leaves, caused by a fungus, Ceratocystis fagacearum.

    Category: Plant Pathology

Origin of oak wilt:

1940–45, Amer.

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  1. Oak wilt

    Oak wilt is a fungal disease that can quickly kill an oak tree. It is caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum. Symptoms vary by tree species but generally consist of leaf discoloration, wilt, defoliation, and death. The fungus is spread from diseased to healthy trees by insect vectors or via connections between tree roots. Management of the disease consists mainly of preventing infection by avoiding tree wounds, removing diseased trees and digging trenches that disrupt root connections. Chemical treatments are available and are mostly preventive as well. Oak wilt is an important disease of oak for timber production and of oak trees in urban areas.

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