Hardwood trees dying

Asked July 6, 2016, 1:15 PM EDT

Over the past two years, we've noticed our oaks, beeches, and hickories fading and dying. It starts with them thinning, and then by the next year are dead. In one beech, I found a bore about an inch and a half long (many of them). Is this what's causing the deaths? Is there anything we can do? This is happening throughout my neighborhood. Can someone come out and look? Thanks, Ruth

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

Borers do kill many trees. Borers also help finish off trees that are already dying. We do not make site visits. You might consider getting a certified arborist to take a look at your trees. www.goodtreecare.com One has to assess each tree individually to see what might be causing it problems. http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG86%20Common%20Abio... http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG201%20Homeowner%20... vw