Follow-Up to tree problem at Commercial site
I am hoping you can help us. Before we resort to removing all of these dying-looking trees, (there could be as many as 25 trees all over 20 years old), we want to be sure that there is no chance they will rebound. Here are some photos taken a couple of days ago. Would you be able to look at the trees yourself? If not, who should we call for a second opinion -- an arborist, a landscape architect, botanist? We want to steer away from consulting a tree company that would have a financial interest in their removal.
We do not make site visits and cannot identify the trees from the photos. Looks like they are declining. Take a look at our website on the emerald ash borer, an invasive pest on ash trees. The emerald ash borer is in Maryland and is a problem. Begin by looking at our emerald ash borer page for more information http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/invasives/emerald-ash-borer
You will also see a link to ash tree identification. Dead trees become hazardous and ash trees become brittle when they die.
At this point we recommend that you contact a Consulting Arborist to identify the trees and the best way to proceed.
These arborists offer objective viewpoints regarding safety, health, and preservation of trees. https://www.asca-consultants.org/page/WhatisCA?