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Food Drive
Posted on Oct 12th, 2016
Hi Folks, just a reminder about the food drive which benefits Center of Hope in Weatherford, that we have done for the past 3 years alongside the hayride for the children, which will be Sunday October 30th this year.  As always we collect non-perishable items but they particularly need meat products which can include cans of chili, soups, tuna, chicken, beef stew, etc.  When I called to check with them they also said little packages of travel size hygiene products are wonderful to have!  Also, please check your expiration dates on the products you send!  
You may sack or box your items, & bring them to the guard gate or place by your mailbox & we will pick them up. 
Every year when Paul & I deliver the food  from Silverado on the Brazos, they are so excited to receive this food!  Thank you for your efforts! 
God Bless!

Upcoming Events
Trick or Treat Hay ride
Sunday, October 30th, 3:30 pm at Meet at the Guard Shack
The annual Silverado On the Brazos Trick or Treat Hay ride will be Sunday October 30th starting at 3:30 pm.  We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank and pet supplies for Parker Paws.  We will be putting the notices with the balloons in everyone's mailboxes on Sunday October 23rd.  Can't wait to see how all the kiddos dress this year!

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Everything You Want to Know

Summer Message
Oak Wilt Awareness and Control Policy
What is Oak Wilt and how is it spread:
     Oak wilt, one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, is killing oak trees in central Texas in epidemic proportions. Oak wilt is an infectious disease caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, which invades and disables the water-conducting system in susceptible trees. Red and Live oak trees are more susceptible than other oaks. 
     The oak wilt fungus is spread by man through movement of wood from infected oaks to other locations, contaminated pruning equipment being used and by insects (sap-feeding beetles and oak bark beetles).
Pruning guidelines for Prevention and Control:
¥    ONLY prune oak trees in January.
¥    At all times of the year, immediately after pruning or live tree removal, always paint fresh wounds on oaks with wound dressing or latex paint.
¥    Clean all pruning tools with 10% bleach solution or Lysol™ between sites and/or trees.
¥    Do NOT prune or wound oaks during the spring when the beetles that carry the fungus are moving the most (currently defined as February 1 through June 30). 
¥    Exceptions for spring pruning include:
â—¦    To accommodate public safety concerns such as hazardous or low limbs, traffic visibility or emergency utility line clearance.
â—¦    To repair damaged limbs (from storms or other anomalies)
â—¦    To remove limbs rubbing on a building or on other branches.
â—¦    Where construction schedules take precedence, pruning any live tissue should only be done to accommodate the required clearance and cuts should be immediately painted.
â—¦    Dead branch removal where no live tissue is exposed.
¥      Debris from diseased oaks should be immediately chipped and removed from site and/or burned.
National Forestry Service – Rachel McGregor 817-579-5772
Bob’s Tree Service - 817-246-4221,
Fort Worth Tree and Pest Specialist – 817-441-2276,
Silverado HOA Policy on Oak Wilt Control:
In an effort to help maintain the aesthetics and property value in SOTB the board of Directors have adopted the following policy for Homeowners.
•    Members may ONLY prune oak trees in January – see above for exceptions.
If pruning is being conducted outside this timeframe the member will be warned in writing and asked to cease. (This document along with a signature and date is considered sufficient)
•    Tree removal or treatment should occur within 30 days of the identification of a diseased tree. 
If diseased trees are not removed the HOA may exercise right of abatement and remove the trees at the member’s expense. Arborist services may be assessed as well