Drama on the Guadalupe River

Drama on the Guadalupe River

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Killing Fields

The sad result of oak wilt. Oak wilt is a fungal disease, originating in Eastern Russia, spreading to North America via human trade. The number one tree disease in North America. Infected trees block their cambial tissues (the vascular core) in a defensive measure to control further spread throughout it's tree system. The blocking move cuts off nutrients and water, eventually killing the tree from the top, working down through the trunk into it's root system.

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