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Sampling for Oak Wilt #798456

Asked June 29, 2022, 10:08 AM EDT

I think my oak tree may have oak wilt.  How do I, or who can I have help me diagnose the tree?

Livingston County Michigan

Expert Response

Hello
MSU Plant and Pest Diagnostic lab can test for oak wilt. Here are the instructions( see item 2)
https://www.canr.msu.edu/pestid/submit-samples/

There is a fee for the analysis. Also, if you prune oaks at this time, be sure to seal the cut on the tree with pruning sealer or latex house paint immediately( within 5 minutes).

You may also consult an arborist who has an oak wilt specialty. Find them here-
https://www.michiganoakwilt.org/oak-wilt-qualified-vendor-directory
Laura Sheffer Replied June 29, 2022, 12:15 PM EDT

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