my 60 foot ash tree developed white streaks in the bark over the winter. some...

Asked May 6, 2015, 7:22 AM EDT

my 60 foot ash tree developed white streaks in the bark over the winter. some of the branches are almost all white. this spring a great number of the branches are not producing leaves. will the tree recover or should i have it removed?

Frederick County Maryland trees and shrubs ash trees

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Please send us photos of the tree so we can see what you are referring to. Send photos of the whole tree, affected bark, and around the base of the tree.
The ash tree is one of the trees that puts out its foliage late in the spring. Scratch the branches with your fingernail and look for green tissue. If you see it, the branch is viable.

You should be aware of an invasive insect, the emerald ash borer which has been killing ash trees in MD. Please refer to the attached link for identification and more information on the emerald ash borer.
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/invasives/emerald-ash-borer
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