Be A Tree Protector

posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:16 AM by Ryan Quinn
To protect oak trees and help prevent oak wilt, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources advises people to avoid pruning oaks on their property from April through July.  

Spring and early summer pruning makes oak trees vulnerable to oak wilt, a fatal fungal disease.  

Oak wilt and other diseases also move easily on or in firewood logs year-round. 

To protect trees in general, don't move firewood long distances, or only use firewood labeled as Wisconsin certified. 

More information is available online at the DNR website,, and search for "oak wilt" or "firewood."