emerald ash borer

Asked February 7, 2018, 3:42 PM EST

Is the MC Ext. Service or MD DNR collecting data on the presence of the emerald ash borer on private land. In Germantown on our church property, 200+ acres, we have quite a few ash trees infected. We are now in the process of contacting tree experts to have them removed.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

The emerald ash borer is in Maryland and is a problem. Since EAB is all over the state there are no quarantines anymore and does not need to be reported in your county.
Do not haul firewood out of the state. Dead trees become hazardous and ash trees become brittle when they die. In some instances cranes may be needed for removal.
Begin by looking at our emerald ash borer page for more information and removal. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/invasives/emerald-ash-borer