Oak Wilt Part III: The Finale (For Now)

Oak Wilt Part III: The Finale (For Now)

Two weeks ago timber contractors from Tri County Logging (TLC), a division of HMI Hardwoods LLC, removed 30 red and black oak trees from Legacy’s Reichert Nature Preserve as part of our ongoing effort to control oak wilt on the property. TLC agreed to take on the smaller-than-usual job to help Legacy stop the spread […]

Staying ahead of oak wilt

Staying ahead of oak wilt

By Allene Smith, Land Steward When I left you last, Legacy was gathering information and planning our approach to managing oak wilt, a disease that kills red oaks (See Part 1, Getting ahead of oak wilt). Here’s the progress we’ve made since then. In keeping with the Forest Management Model for oak wilt developed by […]

Oak Wilt Workshop

Oak Wilt Workshop

Oak wilt, a disease affecting oaks, has been showing up more in our area, and most of us (including Legacy!) are just starting to learn how to deal with it. Come learn from experts how to identify and treat oak wilt. You’ll also hear from local practitioners who have recently delved into their own oak […]

Getting ahead of oak wilt

Getting ahead of oak wilt

By Allene Smith, Land Steward You might have heard through the grapevine (or through root grafts, in this case) that Legacy’s Reichert Nature Preserve has come down with a case of oak wilt. While we lay the groundwork for remediation efforts on the Preserve, we’d like to share what we’ve learned about this increasingly common […]