Definition of oak wilt in English:

oak wilt


mass noun
  • A fungal disease of oaks and other trees which makes the foliage wilt and eventually kills the tree.

    The fungus is Ceratocystis fagacearum, subdivision Ascomycotina

    • ‘Trees dying of oak wilt should not be used as firewood.’
    • ‘The only benefit of wound dressings is to prevent introduction of pathogens in the specific cases of Dutch elm disease and oak wilt.’
    • ‘When you prune your oaks can influence the spread of a disease called oak wilt.’
    • ‘In central Texas, however, oak wilt is a major disease problem and some worry that it might somehow move east.’
    • ‘Previous research has documented the effects of chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, ash yellows, oak wilt, and beech bark disease on tree diameter distributions in eastern deciduous forests.’