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The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle and on its way to Dallas.

Invasive Beetles On Way to Dallas: Emerald Ash Borers Could Be Latest Threat to Trinity Forest

This January article in The Dallas Morning News highlights the devastation the Emerald Ash Borer can cause to the Great Trinity Forest as well as private and public properties where Ash trees are found. The City of Dallas can implement a plan that will help reduce their impact.

Organic treatments are not currently effective and chemical treatments are a prohibitive solution for an urban forest the size of the Great Trinity (which is made up of up to 40% Ash trees), three experts and a city official are calling for a plan of action.

Responsible action now to implement a borer action plan will head off larger problems later.

Trees continue to show signs of suffering from the February cold weather event.
Trees continue to show signs of suffering from the February cold weather event.

February Extreme Cold Weather Event's Effect On Trees May Not Be Known Until Midsummer or Later

Here are several articles discussing the effects of February’s extreme cold weather event on trees. In most cases, we recommend waiting until trees have an opportunity to respond to warmer weather. Some trees may need until late summer, even as late as September, to show signs of bouncing back. Unless a tree becomes a hazard to property or persons, continue to be patient and wait to evaluate its condition until mid to late August or even September. Healthy trees can use stored energy to rejuvenate leaves, but it may take some time.

For information and updates on what our arborists are seeing in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, read our articles on the subject.

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