Council to Vote on Oak Wilt Fight

San Antonio’s City Council looks to strengthen its fight against the invasive Oak Wilt.

“We’ve had serious outbreaks in both District 8 and District 9,” Krier told KTSA News. “The City of Hollywood Park has probably 40 acres that have died.”

The City Council votes Thursday on improving the city’s existing ordinance. Krier said it’ll require more education for tree trimmers and require a certification for those cutting live oak trees.

“there’s nothing more important for most homeowners than the value of their house,” he said. “If their live oaks die, the value of the house goes down; if the value of their house goes down, their property taxes go down and then the city and the homeowners suffer.”

He said once Oak Wilt moves in, it’s incurable.

 

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