Arborists on guard for oak wilt arrival in Canada

February 19, 2019
Oak wilt has been confirmed in Belle Isle, Mich., only 600 metres from downtown Windsor.
Oak wilt has been confirmed in Belle Isle, Mich., only 600 metres from downtown Windsor.
Feb. 19, 2017 – Arborists are on the watch for the potential Canadian arrival of oak wilt disease, a sweet-smelling fungus that can kill oak trees in much the same fashion as the emerald ash borer is killing ash trees. Currently, the disease is as close as Belle Isle in Michigan, a scant 600 metres from the Canadian border in Windsor.

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