Successful stem canker surgery on coast live oak in Kentfield, CA

27 06 2021
Infected coast live oak (Oct. 16, 2019)

Here is a sick coast live oak with a stem canker infection (probably Sudden Oak Death). At that time a surgical procedure was performed to remove and cauterize the canker (see original post here). After one and a half years this oak has made a significant recovery, both in the healing of the surgical wound and in the lushness of the canopy. Note that there is no further bleeding or other symptoms of stem canker infection. More evidence for the efficacy of fire mimicry.


Positive response of oaks to fire mimicry seen in just one year

16 06 2021

Last year we treated several canyon live oaks in Aptos, CA with fire mimicry. Here are the results …

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Update on stem canker surgery on coast live oak in Monterey, CA

15 06 2021

In June of 2018 I discovered two bleeding stem canker infections (possibly Sudden Oak Death) in an old coast live oak in Monterey, CA. I performed fire mimicry treatments on this tree, and surgically removed and cauterized the bleeding stem cankers. Below are photos showing the procedure and as well as the recovery of the wounds and canopy of the oak after three years. Enjoy!

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