Posted: February 04, 2022

In this The Frederick News-Post article, Lou Meyer and John Jastrzembski from Davey's mid-Atlantic region talk about the work they perform for Thurmont, Maryland, to protect ash trees from the emerald ash borer.

dying ash tree

For much of Lou Meyer’s career working on vegetation and arboricultural issues, he’s had an easy way of identifying which trees are of the ash species.

“They’re the dead ones,” he remarked.

But on a chilly January morning, he stood in Thurmont’s Community Park with his colleague at The Davey Tree Expert Company, staring up at the lattice of branches that cut apart the gray winter sky. The trees were bare — absent the lush green leaves that shade the park in the spring and summer — but, at least at the time of their last inventory, they were alive. Most were healthy, even.

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