Storm Damage and root rot

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doubledog
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I saw a few huge oaks down this morning as I was driving to breakfast.
Two on lodgepole a few others scattered through Southwood valley.

A friend of mine told me it was root rot and heavy rain that did them in.

https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/landscaping/rapid-decline-of-post-oaks-in-texas/#:~:text=Root%20rots%2C%20such%20as%20Phytophthora,wood%2Dboring%20insects%20described%20above.
4lilmonkeys
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That must have been what I heard around 2:00 AM. Laid awake for about 10 minutes wondering what the heck it was. Same house lost a 100 year old tree maybe six years ago...
maddiedou
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Post oaks are junk trees
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Oogway
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"Junk" is a harsh word to use for the native post oak. The species is well suited for the dry, hot conditions and poor soil that occur in this region.

However, in the typical suburban landscape, with soil disturbance and irrigated lawns, not so much.

In His wisdom, He creates beauty and perfection. In our haste, we occasionally forget to appreciate it.
maddiedou
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Oh and I agree pretty trees but
Rains to hard for extended periods. Dies
Drought like we had about 10 years back. Dies
Drive a truck close to one Dies
Dig a trench Dies
Pour a slab even though no where close to the esge of the canopy. Dies

And I hate to see some of the biggest post oaks die and it is very sad but. Post oaks are junk
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techno-ag
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Plant more of them to replace the constantly dying ones.
Climate change is natural.
Builder93
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Post Oaks are great trees. They grow well in our environment until the humans come and screw them up. Leave them alone and they are nice forest trees with great canopies. How would you do if I came into your house and poured excess salt in your food, put mold in your salad, and stomped on your feet?
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