Prevention is key to controlling diseases and insect infestations affecting oak trees. Remove all infected trees and logs, avoid wounding the bark while pruning oaks and give the trees plenty of sunlight and air circulation. Ask your extension service about fungicides; these do not treat oak tree diseases, but can prevent some of them.
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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.