Oak Wilt

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Every summer, City tree inspectors inspect oak trees throughout Eden Prairie to identify trees with oak wilt disease and to mark them for removal by the property owner.

Oak wilt is caused by a pathogenic systemic fungus (Ceratocystis fagacearum). This fungus can infect all oak species in Minnesota but is particularly deadly to red oak group of species.

Property owners with infected red oak trees receive a written notice in the mail that outlines the process to properly dispose of the tree within City guidelines. The diseased trees must be removed by the date specified on the notification. The debris from these trees often qualify for the City forestry free hauling and disposal program; the criteria to qualify for this service is outlined in the removal notice sent to the property owner.

Questions? Call the Forestry Technician at 952-949-8463.