Can I Save My 20 year old Eisenhower White Ash Tree

Asked June 17, 2020, 9:54 AM EDT

What can I do to save my 911 Memorial White Ash Tree from President Eisenhower's Farm??

Charles County Maryland

1 Response

Unfortunately, it appears the tree has suffered too much damage to salvage. You can always consult the opinion of a certified arborst; links to two search pages are available here: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/how-do-you-decide-when-remove-tree.

The wood-boring tunnels are extensive and the sapwood has been all but destroyed on this tree. The shed bark cannot be regrown. Emerald Ash Borer, the invasive beetle, is likely to blame, at least in part. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/emerald-ash-borer-eab

If you replace the tree, a species other than Ash is recommended. While healthy Ash can be protected with regular insecticide treatments, this would lessen the wildlife value of the tree and be quite costly over time.

Miri