Because we already have oak wilt in Highland, it is important to stop it spreading further. You can help by hiring a certified arborist or certified tree company to examine, treat or remove your oaks. Remember, If they prune, they should only do so from December 1st to March 1st. If they tell you the time of year doesn't matter - this should be a red flag - do not hire that company! It is imperative that NO oak wood is purchased, moved or transported for fire wood. This will only spread the disease to new, unaffected areas. DO NOT MOVE FIREWOOD or take it up north! This is how Emerald Ash Borer, Oak Wilt and other diseases have spread to our beautiful forests. Planting a wide variety of native trees also will help create stronger bio-diversity in our forests.
Join us on Weds. October 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Township Board meeting (in the Highland Township hall) to support our efforts to put an ordinance in place to fight Oak Wilt and other tree diseases. WE NEED A BIG TURNOUT!