Tree Trimming and Oak Wilt

Pruning Trees and Oak Wilt

Permits

Permits are required for all oak tree trimming in Scenic Oaks. Please complete the permit form available below. 

Oak Tree Trimming Dates

Scenic Oaks follows the Texas Forest Service recommendations for oak wilt management. There should be no trimming of oak trees from February 1st to June 15th each year. All oak wounds (intentional or accidental) must be painted immediately.

Injection Equipment

SOPOA has injection equipment available for our residents who want to treat their trees with a fungicide to prevent oak wilt. The Texas Oak Wilt Organization provides expert information and a how to use tree injection equipment video.

Questions

If you need more information or have questions, please contact David Wells or David Schafer via email treetrimming@scenicoaks.org. Phone numbers are available in the newsletter.

More Information

Here is a very helpful and informative article by Mark Duff, of the Texas Forestry Service, regarding the pruning of Oak Trees. Texas Oak Wilt Organization provides more education resources.

Current Oak Wilt Map

As of May 2023, here is the updated Oak Wilt Map.

The red area is the area that is already diseased. The area between the red and green line is the “Immediate Injection Zone”. Any healthy oak tree (typically only live oaks, but possibly red oaks too) in this 75-ft range is an ideal tree to treat this year to try to prevent oak wilt in that tree. It is best to get this fungicide treatment into the tree before the fungus gets there. It acts like a defense system for the tree before a tree is symptomatic or infected. The area between the green and blue line is the next injection zone 150 feet from active Oak Wilt. These homeowners should prepare to treat any oak trees in this area preventatively in about a year. 

SCENIC OAKS RESIDENTIAL TREE TRIMMING APPLICATION AND PERMIT
PLAN SUBMITTAL:

With this application, please submit a $500.00 bond payment in the form of a check payable to Scenic Oaks Property Owners Association (SOPOA). The bond will be returned after final inspection of the work provided no fines assessed secondary to lack of painting the oak wounds immediately after they are cut or any damage done to Scenic Oaks property, gate or headwalls.

Download Printable Form Here