Ash tree suffering from EAB infestation

Asked June 8, 2020, 10:01 AM EDT

An ash tree close to the house in my back yard in Kensington, MD has been identified as dying from EAB infestation. Does MD or Montgomery Co. have a program for removing affected trees, or is it up to the homeowner to take care of it? Thank you, Keith Patman

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Hi Keith,
As the ash tree is on your property you are responsible for removal. When EAB kills trees the wood becomes very brittle making them dangerous for tree professionals to remove them. Depending on how much of the tree is already dead you should have it removed soon as you mention it is also close to your house.