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 Post subject: Water Oaks Dying Quickly
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:58 pm 
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For the last 3 years or so I have had several larger water oak trees get sickly looking and then just die in 4-5 weeks or so! I now have several of them starting to do this now! First a few leaves go brown or get yellow, under the tree there is a noticeable number of leaves on the ground and then it's dead. Has anyone had any experience with this happening or can anyone tell me what to to or who to get in touch with? I live in central Texas - Colorado County- the county agent doesn't really know what is happening. Thank You.


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I believe it is because they are water oaks. Water oaks likes East Texas/Houston area. Very rarely do they do well alklaine soils. Even in DFW is too "west" for them. Though i have seen some in FW that grows beautifully, but others have not.

Shumard oaks are the best of the red oak group that do well for central TX.
Other oaks that do well are live oaks, bur oaks, post oaks, blackjack oaks.

Tree Dude


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[quote="e Craig"]Welcome.
A few questions:

The tree in question is 10 inches at DBH... The others that have already dies were probably 24 inches DBG. The root flare looks good... there have been no chemicals applied, no construction & no gas leaks... Oak Wilt comes up as a concern, but there is no veining in the leaves, like I have seen in Oak Wilt descriptions. I have lived in this spot for 15 years, and the trees were already here & not transplanted.


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[quote="e Craig"]Welcome.
A few questions:

The tree in question is 10 inches at DBH... The others that have already dies were probably 24 inches DBG. The root flare looks good... there have been no chemicals applied, no construction & no gas leaks... Oak Wilt comes up as a concern, but there is no veining in the leaves, like I have seen in Oak Wilt descriptions. I have lived in this spot for 15 years, and the trees were already here & not transplanted.


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