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Red Oaks: Most Susceptible
Recognizing Red Oaks
Red oaks
Red oaks can be recognized by the pointed tips on their leaves. The Spanish oak, also called Texas red oak, is a Hill Country native very common in Lakeway. Spanish oaks usually have multiple trunks.

The Shumard oak, an East Texas species often planted here, is almost identical to the Spanish oak but typically has a single straight trunk.

Symptoms in Red Oaks
Early symptons of oak wilt
  • 100% mortality
  • Tree turns brown very rapidly, usually within 2-6 weeks
  • Leaves wilt, turn brown from margins inward, may appear dry
  • Leaves at the tip of the branch may wilt first
  • Difficult to distinguish from normal leaf drop in autumn
  • After death of tree, wood may form fungal mats (spore-producing structures) under bark

Note
: Red oaks may not be planted in Lakeway. See Amendment 3 to the Building Ordinance for more information.


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