Emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer was first sighted within the Denton city limits in May 2020 and has since been confirmed in other Denton neighborhoods.

Update: This story has been updated to clarify how the city’s approved tree list is changing.

The discovery almost didn’t happen.

Ash trees

These ash trees in south Denton could be infested with the emerald ash borer, according to the city’s urban forester, Haywood Morgan.

Galleries of emerald ash borer larvae

The galleries of emerald ash borer larvae, as seen on a tree in south Denton by the city’s urban forester, Haywood Morgan.


The likely exoskeleton of an emerald ash borer, as seen by Denton’s urban forester, Haywood Morgan.

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881 and via Twitter at @phwolfeDRC.

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