Oak Wilt

In an effort to maintain the beauty Garden Ridge enjoys from its numerous oak trees and to prevent and combat the spreading of destructive oak wilt, the City Council approved Ordinance 71 on March 5, 2014 and amended it on October 5, 2016.

View Ordinance 71

Help us fight Oak Wilt in Garden Ridge

Since 2013 the City of Garden Ridge has had three confirmed cases of Oak Wilt.  Two of the cases have been treated and are contained. The third case was discovered in late November and is located in Paul Davis Park.  We are currently under taking efforts to mitigate and contain the disease in this area.  Oak Wilt is a very serious pathogen that can destroy entire areas of our prized oak trees.  We ask each and every resident to help us fight this devastating disease.   Please consider the following:

  • Trim oaks only between July 1 and January 31. 
  • Paint all wounds on oak trees immediately after trimming, even if they are caused by yard equipment or acts of nature.   This is mandatory.
  • Remind your neighbors to paint wounds on oak trees.
  • Report unpainted wounds on oak trees to the City.  
  • Tightly cover red oak firewood that has not completely dried. 
  • Become educated on Oak Wilt.

Education Videos for Oak Wilt

Oak Wilt 101

Pruning Oaks

Economic Impact on property values due to Oak Wilt 

Oak Wilt in the Hill Country and how to protect your trees

Additional Education Information

Oak Wilt information

Texas A&M Forest Services-Oak Wilt

Texas Oak Wilt Organization

If you suspect an oak tree is infected please contact the city immediately at 210-651-6632

Our trees are important to us and to fight this disease

it will take all of us working to together!


Oak Tree leaves infected with Oak Wilt

Oak wilt graphics