A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Observations of declining oak species across large geographic regions are increasing. The convergence of multiple stress factors, both abiotic and biotic, can lead to widespread tree declines. These factors include extreme shifts in soil moisture conditions, proliferation of root diseases, and secondary infestations of wood boring pests. Trees in advanced stages of decline may not recover, but if the decline is detected early enough, remedial treatments may be able to aid recovery.