City of Dallas Forestry


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EAB Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How is the EAB spread?

EAB adults can fly at least 1/2 mile from the ash tree where they emerge. Many infestations began when people moved infested ash trees from nurseries, logs, or firewood to other areas that did not have infestations. Transportation of infested firewood remains a problem.

 What is the City of Dallas doing about potential EAB infestation?

 Although EAB has not been found in the City of Dallas, city staff is working with Federal, State, and local agencies to monitor for the beetle. City staff is also determining where and how many ash trees are located on city property.  Ongoing tree plantings to replace and increase the urban forest have not included ash tree since 2015.

Who do I call to get more information on EAB or to report an infested tree?

You can find more information under Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) , Publictions/Resources tab

If you suspect you may have EAB in your own ash trees, contact a ISA Certified Arborist to evaluate your ash tree.

If you suspect  a tree in a park, median or public land may have  EAB please contact 311 or by clicking on "Contact Us" button to the left.

Who should I hire to work on my ash trees?

Contact a International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist to help determine your options.