Oak wilt disease can spread from oak tree to oak tree through interconnected root systems. We try to stop the spread of the oak wilt disease by cutting the roots in between oak trees. It is safe to prune oak trees October 1 - April 1.
Stevens Point Forestry personnel are pictured here using a trencher to cut the roots between healthy oak trees and oak trees that are infected with oak wilt.
For more information on oak wilt, please see the City of Stevens Point Forestry webpage or call their office at 715-346-1532.