Bur Oak Blight

Bur Oak Blight Continues to Plague the Lakes

By jen | February 23, 2022

(Des Moines)– The only oak species that is native in all of Iowa’s 99 counties is facing some disease issues. The D-N-R’s Tivon Feeley says they are seeing a lot of Bur Oak Blight, which is a fungus that appears on the leaf. He says Burr Oak Blight numbers have been “kind of fluctuating,” and … Read more

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Bur Oak Blight 2020 Update

By admin | September 10, 2020

Bur Oak Blight continues to threaten the majestic oaks surrounding the Iowa Great Lakes. IGLA has kept out finger on the pulse of treatment options to save the trees anchoring shoreline, producing oxygen and providing habitat to wildlife.

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Spring 2017 Environmental Update

By admin | April 7, 2017

Iowa Great Lakes Association Environmental Update Spring 2017 Zebra Mussels Zebra mussel populations continue to expand in the Iowa Great Lakes. The populations is expected to continue to increase in the coming years before reaching a limit and moderating. The biggest impact to lakeshore residents continues to be colonization on hoists, docks and swim ladders. … Read more

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Bur Oak Blight Video

By admin | September 30, 2016

Bur Oak Blight continues to be an area of focus for your Iowa Great Lakes Association. Listen as our President, Bill VanOrsdel explains the blight as you see the vast expanse of affected trees right in our own backyard. They can be treated, so please visit www.iagreatlakes.org for specialists able to both identify and treat … Read more

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Bur Oak Blight Update

By admin | September 29, 2016

This past Monday an informational meeting was held at Gull Point State Park to discuss Bur Oak Blight (BOB) that is affecting many of the majestic trees in our community. Please click on the link below to read an article published in this week’s Dickinson County News: http://www.dickinsoncountynews.com/story/2343090.html As mentioned in the article, you will … Read more

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Bur Oak Blight Program – Monday, September 26

By admin | September 22, 2016

Bur Oak Blight (BOB) has been a hot topic as of late in the Iowa Great Lakes.  Below you will find information regarding a public meeting sponsored by the Dickinson County Extension office. Thank you for your support of the Iowa Great Lakes Association and explore this website for more information on BOB. Dickinson County … Read more

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IGLA releases information about Bur Oak Blight

By admin | September 9, 2016

The Iowa Great Lakes Association (IGLA) considers BOB a major threat to our environment on the same level as Zebra Mussels, Asian Jumping Carp and CAFO’s. BOB may be the greatest threat to the Aesthetics Oak Trees give to our lake homes and surrounding areas. We have been warned many times to protect our Oaks and unfortunately … Read more

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