Pine tree fungus

Asked May 31, 2016, 6:52 AM EDT

Would it be possible for someone to come out to look at our pine tree? we are at 7101 Adelphi Road in Hyattsville. It is a huge tree. Pepco wants to cut it down since it is next to the wires. It also has a huge whole in the side from the fungus apparently. The tree was here when we bought our house in 1985. One side is really not affected. Please advise. Many thanks. BSZ

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

We are not staffed to do house calls.

We're not sure what you goal is. If you are wondering whether it is worthwhile to try to save the tree, you can contact a tree service company with a certified arborist on staff. (Certified by the International Society of Arboriculture.) You can locate one near you using this website:

We also have a good website article about deciding when to take down a tree: