hemlock trees

Asked May 14, 2020, 7:36 AM EDT

Hello, I have 5 hemlock trees. 1 is partially green; 1 has started to re-needle. But I'm told they will both die (by the tree cutting service) as have the others. I'm planning to have them all cut down, but I would like to keep the logs and mulch in the back of my yard. Is this a good idea given it is like an infestation that killed them? Sandy

Howard County Maryland

3 Responses

Hemlocks can be susceptible to several insect pests such as the hemlock woolly adelgid, mites, and scale insects. The trees are not well adapted to hot dry conditions. If all the trees are removed, it would be okay to keep the logs and mulch.

Marian

Oh, that's so good to know. thank you!