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Oak wilt, a serious and deadly vascular disease in oak trees, has been confirmed in at least one oak tree in Hudson. All oak trees are susceptible to this disease. The best way to control the spread of oak wilt in Hudson is to follow these recommendations from the City Arborist:
SymptomsFoliage begins to wilt in the upper canopy often in mid to late summer.
Disease CycleThe pathogen spreads from diseased to healthy trees overland and underground.
TreatmentsPreventative applications of systemic fungicide is an option and should be administered by experienced, professional tree service personnel.