Researchers in Georgia are beginning to see more oak trees failing from bacterial leaf scorch.
This disease is relatively new in shade trees, particularly oaks in Georgia. Unfortunately, it is becoming more widespread. It can affect shade trees, such as elms, hackberry, ginkgo, oak, sycamore, maple and sweetgum, but I have seen it mostly on oaks. It can also affect food crops such as pecans, peaches and blueberries.