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Live Oaks: Highly Susceptible
Recognizing Live Oaks
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Live oaks are semi-evergreen, retaining their leaves through winter and shedding them in early spring. The leathery oval leaves occasionally have irregular pointed tips scattered around the margin.

Live oaks, the most abundant oaks in Lakeway, are highly prized for their beauty. Hundreds of Lakeway's live oaks have been lost to oak wilt.


Symptoms in Live Oaks
Oak Wilt leaves
  • Trees appear thin and yellowish from a distance
  • Leaves drop from the top down
  • Leaves often show "fish bone" pattern of brown midrib and veins
  • 85% mortality on average (varies from site to site)
  • 15% survive but most look pretty ragged
  • Most die within 2-6 months, some linger for years
  • Not known to produce spore-producing fungal mats

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


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