In order to be able to help us on our mission to stop the spread of these diseases, you need to learn what these diseases look like on various trees.


Beech Bark Disease (BBD): Symptoms of the disease include beech snap, white specks on the tree’s bark, black tarry spots, red fruiting bodies of the fungus, a thinning canopy, thinning crown, and roughed bark.

Sudden Oak Death: Infects the phloem and inner bark to cause bleeding cankers on susceptible members of the Fagaceae

Oak Wilt: Fungal mats can be found by looking for inconspicuous narrow cracks in the bark of dying red oaks leading to hollow areas between the bark and wood.

Oak Conservation Alliance

Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in becoming an ally for the oaks!


Phone: ‭(276) 328-0262

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