When I arrived here over 20 years ago, I marveled at the Texas Live Oak, its majestic beauty, strength and character and, yes, what character they have. The Live Oak is one of the strongest, most resilient tree that defies the worst soil and environmental growing conditions; it ekes a survival out of Texas, they thrive and do it well.
OAK WILT is the most devastating disease, destroying our Live Oaks at epidemic proportions. Texas A&M's oak wilt suppression and management program of isolation trenching, "ALAMO" macro flare root infusion and using proper pruning and fertilization practices helps extend the life, beauty and value of our Live Oaks. We continue to monitor the research efforts to find a cure for oak wilt.
We have served the Hill Country since 1978, specializing in the suppression of oak wilt, the "Alamo" Macro Injection, and apply proper pruning and trimming practices at the proper time of year. We also provide a tree health care program of fertilization, both foliar and soil applications, and endeavor to use bio-pesticides control methods for insect control. We also do spray for ball moss control.
We can assist in arranging for trenching or direct you to the Texas Forestry Service in your area or for the Kerrville area contact Mr. Mark Duff 1-830-257-7744. The Oak Wilt Suppression Project of Trenching usually involves one or several land owners and the Texas Forest Service has a cost shearing assistance to help defray the trenching cost. The purpose of trenching is to isolate the diseased center from healthy trees and is a modest estimate that 70 % of the trenches installed state wide have successfully curbed the spread of oak wilt.