Visit the DEC webpage for more information on identifying, preventing and controlling oak wilt. http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/46919.html
Hotline number for reporting, DEC Forest Health, at 1-800-650-0652.
Canandaigua has the closest known location of Oak Wilt.
Two new locations have been found in Schenectady County. Steps on How to Protect Your Oak Trees are listed below, including following firewood restrictions (use local firewood) and reserving oak tree pruning for October to February. Mary Underhill Conesus Lake Watershed Manager/Planner Livingston County Planning Department 6 Court Street - Room 305 Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 243-7550
DEC is Taking Action
DEC will be establishing a protective zone encompassing the two new locations in the Town of Glenville. Removal of oak wood or firewood of any species from the protective zone will be prohibited. Since no effective chemical treatment for oak wilt currently exists, DEC will use other treatment methods at each location, depending on site characteristics. These can include:
- Removing and destroying infected trees,
- Cutting down a buffer of adjacent trees, and
- Digging trenches to prevent spread from one oak to another through roots.
How to Protect Oak Trees