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Burr Oak Blight Taking Toll on Oak Trees in Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 9-10-2015 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Many property owners are experiencing dead oak trees around the Iowa Great Lakes area, as the Burr Oak blight is becoming more prevalent.

KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

Oak Blight taking toll on Burr Oaks in Iowa Great Lakes 

Further information may be found on the DNR website.

http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/Forestry/ForestHealth.aspx

NOTE:

A common leafspot fungus, Tubakia dryina, was initially thought to be the cause of the blight on bur oak, but closer examination showed that the cause was a new species of Tubakia.

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