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Howard County Department of Public Works Ash Tree Removal To Begin Late Fall/Early Winter

November 30, 2016
Media Contact:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Due to emerald ash borer infestation, Howard County’s Department of Public Works will be removing ash trees along various county-owned roadways throughout Clarksville, Columbia, Ellicott City, Glenelg and Jessup beginning late fall/early winter. Weather permitting, the trees (stumps and all) will be removed by the end of winter, and have all the trees replaced, where appropriate, by next spring or fall. The county will not be removing any trees located on private property.
Residents who spot signs of infestation on their ash trees are asked to contact Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) at 410-841-5920. For more information on the emerald ash borer, visit MDA’s website at http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/eab.aspx.
For questions or concerns about the ash tree removal, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email publicworks@howardcountymd.gov.

The list below pertains to ash tree removal on roadways in Columbia and in RED are trees on roadways in Oakland Mills.

Columbia

Audubon Drive, Barley Corn Row, Bluecoat Lane,

Cedar Lane, Dark Hawk Circle, Darting Bird Lane, Distant Rock Path, Dovecote Drive, Dry Barley Lane, Dry Stone Gate, Eden Brook Drive,
Etta Court
, Fire Cloud Court, Foreland Garth, Freetown Road, Frostwork Row, Herding Row, High Hay Drive, Kindler Road, Longlook Lane, Loventree Road, Little Patuxent Parkway, Millbank Row, Millet Seed Hill, Moonfall Way, Old Columbia Road, Parallel Lane, Quarterstaff Road, Roan Stallion Lane, Saddle Drive, Sea Light Lane, Sea Water Path, Second Time Lane, Seneca Farm Road, Shaker Drive, Short Wheel Way, Single Wheel Path, Sleep Soft Circle, Stevens Forest Road, Stray Camel Way, Summer Cloud Way, Swansfield Road, Tamar Drive, Tree Top Circle, Twin Rivers Road, Vollmerhausen Drive, Windstream Drive, Young Buck Circle

 

Ash trees are the most common type of landscaping tree used in the United States. The emerald ash borer is a serious, exotic, invasive insect that feeds on and can cause significant damage to ash trees, including death, particularly in one to three years after infestation. The insect is not harmful to humans.
Signs of the emerald ash borer infestation include death of twigs and branches at the treetops, discolored leaves, water sprouts and D-shaped holes in the bark where the larvae emerge.

Residents who spot signs of infestation on their ash trees are asked to contact Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) at 410-841-5920. For more information on the emerald ash borer, visit MDA’s website at http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/eab.aspx.

For questions or concerns about the ash tree removal, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email publicworks@howardcountymd.gov.