Little rain paves way for fungus to take down Carolina oaks

Image by Flickr user devils rancher A southern red oak, aka a spanish oak.

With low rainfall during the last 10 of 13 years in South Carolina, conditions are right for the oak fungus known as hypoxylon canker — and it's killing many oaks in South Carolina.

The State has a rundown on what's up; take a read here.

Luckily for our grand live oaks in the Lowcountry, they're generally not affected, and the spread of the fungus is mainly being seen in the Midland's and Upstate's red oaks and some white oaks.

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