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This webpage only offers guidance on how to manage extensive stem bleeding on oak (the condition that might be caused by bacteria).
Our understanding of the exact cause of this condition is limited at present so it is difficult to make fully informed recommendations about the management of affected trees. Until better information is available the following course of action is recommended:
|Disinfectant||Concentration||Exposure time||Healthy and safety|
|Virkon||5%||Spray and allow to dry||Virkon material data sheet(PDF-28K)|
|Ethanol or industrial methylated spirits (methanol)||70%||Spray and allow to dry||Ethanol and ethyl alcohol material data sheet|
|LYSOL® spray||Undiluted||Spray and allow to dry||LYSOL® spray material data sheet(PDF-46K)|
Note: all disinfectants should be used in accordance with the recommended safety precautions (refer tothe material safety data sheet for each product).
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