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Oak wilt

Oak wilt found in Canada

Oak wilt has been found in the following locations:

To help prevent the spread of these detections, movement restrictions are in place on affected properties. We are working with other federal, provincial and municipal governments to survey the areas and determine next steps.

Oak wilt is a disease caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum. Red oaks are particularly susceptible, resulting in tree death within a single season. Oak wilt is spread naturally through root grafts or beetles carrying fungal spores. Oak wilt does not affect human or animal health.

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Signs of oak wilt

The signs of oak wilt are:

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