Are Coast Trees In Trouble?

Researchers say they don't know what is killing some coast's live oak trees. but they have a pretty good idea what isn't. Pathologists from Mississippi State Extension Service say they have studied at about 40 live oaks trees here that appear to be diseased.

Through their examinations they have ruled out several fungi including Chestnut Blight. Today researchers told the coast chapter of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council that there could be more than one factor for the deterioration of the trees.

Officials say they don't want to speculate on what could be causing the problem with the live oaks until more research has been done.