Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
What is killing all the scrub oak and where can I find information on how to save the scrub oak I have that has not been affected by it yet?
Rate This FAQ
We have a fact sheet on Gambel oak (scrub oak) care available at
you can see, there are many insects and diseases that can affect and
even defoliate Gambel oak. Anthracnose might be what you have seen.
Also, in some years late hard frosts cause the new foliage to become
deformed or to die. I have heard of at least one report of that this
year. Either way, they almost certainly releaf and be fine. There is
nothing you need to do.
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- I want to make a portion of my yard a 0scape environment. How do I prepare the area so that the grass/weeds to not take over? What tools will I need to make the soil acceptable? What time of year is best to plant new plants for this area?
- My lawn is really struggling with the heat and drought. Is there a point when it just won't recover?
- Why are my older pine and spruce trees dropping their needles?
- What herbicide/killer do we use to eradicate "salt cedar" & cheat grass??
- I was surprised when I recently spotted a snake in my yard. Aren't they most active in the fall?
- Is it healthy for Kentucky Bluegrass to be kept at a cutting height of 2 inches if a reel mower (as opposed to a mower with rotary blades) is used?
- My sycamore tree has brown-reddish spots along the leaf veins. What is it?
- Can you suggest some hardy perennials for my landscape?