MDA On The Lookout For Fungus-Like Organism Known To Kill Oak Trees

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State Officials are on the lookout for a fungus-like organism that has reached the mid-west.

According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the fungus-like organism known to kill oak trees on the West Coast. The MDA is warning Minnesotans to be on the lookout for symptoms of Sudden Oak Death Disease. Infected leaves have large, brown blotches. Leaves attached to infected stems wilt and may have a dark brown line extending down the center of the leaf from the base.

No infected plants have been found in Minnesota.

Description of the symptoms, and photographic evidence can be reported to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Arrest The Pest line at: arrest.the.pest@state.mn.us or by calling 1-888-545-6684.

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