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Texas Municipal Tree Definitions
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Oak Wilt



vascular disease. The fungus responsible, Ceratocystis fagacearum, invades the water conducting tissues of oak roots, trunks, and limbs. Ceratocystis fagacearum does not actively grow anywhere in nature except in oak trees. Spores of this fungus can be moved around by certain insects and by humans.


New Braunfels

means a disease caused by the fungus Ophiostoma fagacearum (Ceratocystis fagacearum). 

West Lake Hills

(1) Diseased red and live oaks infected with the fungus which causes oak wilt disease (Ceratocystis Fagacearum) as determined by the city inspector in cooperation with the state forest service through laboratory analysis by the state agriculture experiment station or other facilities approved by the city; or
(2) A red oak which is dead or substantially dead and to which the bark is still attached, which, because of its condition, may serve as a source of inoculums for the disease.


Open Space



means a public or semi- public space, including common areas or parks that: Is open and unobstructed from its lowest level to the sky. (Vegetation and complimentary amenity structures such as open pavilions shade structures, picnic tables, playground equipment, bicycle racks drinking fountains, trash receptacles, goal posts, lighting etc. shall not be considered obstructions.) Is accessible to, designed for, and intended for the common use or enjoyment of the general public or the residents/occupants of a building, neighborhood or subdivision. Is used for recreation, resource protection, amenity or buffer yard/greenbelt purposes. Is not an existing or future right-of-way (R.O.W.). Is not part of the roof of any building.