The USDA has issued regulations for ash tree removal in order to contain the emerald ash borer beetle infestation.
The easiest way to comply with these regulations for proper ash tree removal is to hire a tree service like Ed’s Tree Service that is licensed and insured in DC and Maryland.
Ash Tree Removal in the News
Recently, the Theodore Roosevelt Island park on the Potomac River has been closed down for several weeks, as the entire Island has been infested with the emerald ash borer beetle causing all of the ash trees to become either infested, dying or dead. Since the ash trees are clustered in a thick bulk they pose a threat to public safety as they are brittle and could fall at any time. There is also the threat of further contamination of healthy ash trees in the area, which added encouragement for authorities to quarantine the island.
Read more about the quarantine, here.
Looking Forward for Ash Trees
Even with all of the effort put in on part of authorities, it may not be enough to control and contain the emerald ash borer infestation. The beetle has already been spotted as far west as Colorado, and it is predicted that the beetles are not detected until several years into a given region’s emerald ash borer infestation.
As the emerald ash borer beetle infestation grows in the Maryland and DC areas, it is becoming more important to continually inspect ash trees. If you believe you may have an emerald ash borer beetle infestation, contact a professional tree service for ash tree removal immediately, because infested, dying or even already dead ash trees can pose a serious threat to your or your property.