October 27, 2014 – AUSTIN, Texas – Firewood is an important commodity to
Texans, whether it is used for firing up the barbecue pit or for warming up on
a chilly winter morning. And with cooler temperatures arriving, now is the time
to pay close attention to the firewood you are picking up and storing for use
in winter. Transporting and storing diseased wood
can actually spread the devastating oak wilt fungus.
By selecting well-seasoned, disease-free
firewood and by following other disease prevention guidelines, homeowners can
take the following steps to prevent a new oak wilt disease outbreak in their
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