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Oak Wilt is becoming a serious issue for oak trees in the midwest. Oak Wilt is one of the worst diseases a tree can get because once it starts to show symptoms, the tree is as good as gone. Guy Sternberg, certified arborist and former president of the International Oak Society is coming to Taylorville to present a program to inform the community on what oak wilt is, how to recognize it, and how to prevent it.

Sternberg said, one way to make sure oak wilt can be prevented is to cut back on pruning, or trimming, trees in the spring and summer months, where it's spread the most.

Sternberg will be at the Christian County U of I Extension Office on October 18th at 6:30 to answer any questions and give needed information on killing oak wilt. Sternberg appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show. 

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