Oak Wilt is a major potential threat to oaks in Big Country. So far, we do not know of any confirmed cases.
There is a national and statewide effort named the Oak Wilt Information Partnership which assists individuals and professionals in the fight against oak wilt. For us, a good first step is to contact a local certified specialist, associated with the Hays County Extension office and the fore-mentioned program: Ray Franklin, 512 894 0158. Mr. Franklin will make a site visit and provide other advice and assistance. His services are free.
For additional information, visit the USDA’s Oak Wilt site.