The City of Fair Oaks Ranch is working diligently to educate the residents of the City to help prevent the spread of this disease. Oak Wilt can be managed in three basic ways:
- Prevention – Early detection and proper disposal of infected trees. Painting of all wounds on oaks trees as soon as they occur. Avoiding pruning trees between February and June. Proper storage of firewood to prevent fungal mat spread. Planting trees that are not susceptible.
- Containment - Trenching 100 feet from infection area and severing of all interconnecting roots.
- Fungicide Treatment - Fungicides used as a preventative treatment may show some success in the early stages of the disease.