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 Post subject: Oak Wilt in S/SE TX
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:44 pm 
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Dear All,

I have read and agree [with the sick-tree procedure] that a healthy tree has better resistance towards stress, thus potential diseases. However, once a tree succumbs to Oak Wilt and the fungus is in the root systems, what do you do?

If any of you have had success in treating infecting areas while coupled with proactive organic options, I would like to hear what you did? I am looking at cost-effective options for treating multiple groves of large live oaks on about 100 acres...

Thank you very much for your feedback.

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tstex


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 Post subject: Re: Oak Wilt in S/SE TX
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:48 pm 
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As the Oak Wilt is a root problem fracturing the ground and injecting a mix of biochar, and other growth factors, will help to break the connection between the infected root zones while nourishing the root system of the trees. It is not a small task, but is very possible and successful. I had 95% success. I am not sure what his success rate is. If varies on the type of soil moisture and other factors such as tree health and infection percentile. Give me a shout back and I will spend some more time and get a diagram up for the forum.

Very best,
Andrew C. Young


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 Post subject: Re: Oak Wilt in S/SE TX
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:05 pm 
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andrewcyoung wrote:
As the Oak Wilt is a root problem fracturing the ground and injecting a mix of biochar, and other growth factors, will help to break the connection between the infected root zones while nourishing the root system of the trees. It is not a small task, but is very possible and successful. I had 95% success. I am not sure what his success rate is. If varies on the type of soil moisture and other factors such as tree health and infection percentile. Give me a shout back and I will spend some more time and get a diagram up for the forum.

Very best,
Andrew C. Young


Andrew

Thank you for your feedback.

Due to the width and spread of the problem, I believe performing the injections is the best way to go.

Just let me know what you need from me and I will give you the spec's and dimensions of what I am trying to fight. I also have someone other people that are also wanting to get involved, so we are making this a concerted team effort.

Thanks again,
tstex


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 Post subject: Re: Oak Wilt in S/SE TX
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:28 am 
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tstex:

I am sorry for being out of the loop, I ended up breaking my wrist the other day and had to have some invasive damage control done. If you are still interested in the technique I am working with and have worked with, then please let me know. I will be back and around in a week or so.

The injection are super simple and I have found that despite the fungi's affinity for rotting and dying root-systems, the biochar does do a good job of blocking the rate at which the wilt is spread due to enzyme production or lack there of by the fungi.

I can be most easily reached by telephone as typing is still a little sore.

Send me a private message and I will send you a number we can chat on. I don't mind at all sharing my little trick, as I hope it works in many places other than in North Texas and Austin.

I would simply remove the trees that are too far gone and then infect them with oyster mushrooms or some saprophytic fungi that will terminate the wilt and the roots.

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ACY


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 Post subject: Re: Oak Wilt in S/SE TX
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:56 am 
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Andrew,

Sent you a PM - drop me a line when you can - a lot has progressed since we spoke.

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tstex


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