Oak Wilt Awareness: *** The Town of Spider Lake is working to raise awareness of Oak Wilt.   Oak wilt is a destructive disease that kills red oak trees by spreading to their tissues and starving them of water and nutrients. Prevention is the best strategy to protect oak trees, and here are some best practices: Avoid pruning during high-risk periods In Wisconsin, the risk period is April through July, but it can vary by location and season. Sanitize pruning equipment Use denatured methyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, or a household disinfectant to sterilize equipment between trees. Paint wounds Immediately apply a thin layer of wound paint or pruning seal to pruning cuts and other wounds to prevent fungal spores from sticking to the sap and infecting the tree. Buy and transport dry wood Purchase wood locally that has been thoroughly dried for at least a year, and avoid moving firewood to new locations. Create a buffer zone Dig a trench at least 100 feet from the last symptomatic tree and 48 inches deep. Remove infected trees Promptly remove and burn or bury dead or diseased trees. If possible, burn trees in place. Treat logs and branches Before April, cut infected oaks as close to the ground as possible, and burn, debark, or chip logs and larger branches. You can also process diseased logs into lumber or kiln-dry them before April. Tarp wood From April through July, tarp wood to prevent sap beetles from coming into contact with spores. Make sure the tarp is thick enough to prevent punctures and completely bury the edges.   For more information on oak wilt management. Please CLICK HERE.

LAST CALL to take the TOWN SURVEY!!!

The TOWN SURVEY closes SOON!

The Town’s Vision Assessment Survey will be CLOSING IN JUST A FEW DAYS!  Don’t miss this opportunity to tell us what is important to you in the Town of Spider Lake. Results will help establish priorities for the Town Board and will inform the next update of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

To take the Survey, you will need your Property Tax ID. If you didn’t get your postcard with your Tax ID on it, please contact the Town Clerk at 715-462-3977 or [email protected] and they can assist.

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Click here to access the Survey! AND DON’T FORGET THE PASSWORD, which is:  ToSpiderLake2023  (case sensitive). 

Thanks for your participation!