Dead Ash Tree

Asked July 13, 2018, 11:24 AM EDT

Hi! We have a very dead ash tree in our back yard, and from doing my research, seems like it might be from the emerald ash borer. Are any resources available to have the tree removed? I'm hoping for some guidance, as we're first time home buyers, and the tree was dead when we moved in a year and half ago. We were hoping to watch it for a year in hopes some leaves would grow back, but there's no vegetation left on the tree at all. Can you help?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

We do not have a service available through the University of Maryland to remove trees. You would have to work with an arborist or a landscape professional to remove the tree. When ash trees die, they become brittle very quickly and can be hazardous. We recommend that you have the tree removed as soon as you can. You can find a certified arborist using the website of the International Society of Arboriculture.