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Published August 15, 2010, 01:06 PM

DNR advises holding off pruning trees until October

Outdoor News
- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the state's oak trees shouldn't be pruned until October due to an attack by a fungal disease.

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the state's oak trees shouldn't be pruned until October due to an attack by a fungal disease.

Trees in the southern two-thirds of the Badger State are showing the first signs of a condition called "oak wilt." You might start seeing wilted leaves and bronze-green, slightly-wet leaves on the ground.

Experts say oak wilt affect red oak and white oak trees. It stops water and nutrients from moving up the root system and it can kill a tree in just a few weeks.

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