Holy Hypoxylon! That Green Tree isn’t Healthy?

If you see a City of College Station crew cutting down a large, seemingly healthy oak tree on Friday in Brison Park, don’t be deceived. The tree may still be green, but it’s not healthy – the city’s forestry experts say it has been infected by hypoxylon, a common fungus that sadly means the oak is all but dead already.

According to the Texas Forest Service, oak and other hardwood trees are highly susceptible to hypoxylon, which takes advantage of weakened or stressed trees.