As residents get out to continue or wrap up their leaf cleanup, the City of Clinton Arborist has a recommendation for anyone with an ash tree on their property.
Steve Lobb says every ash tree in the city is contaminated with the emerald ash borer, or EAB. EAB has swept the country almost wiping out the ash tree population and it could be time to start thinking about what to do with that tree before it is too late.
Research is limited and Lobb indicates there are some things that suggest the trees could be saved but it may not be worth the investment.
Lobb says when an ash tree dies, it becomes brittle quickly and can be a dangerous tree.
He implores anyone with an ash tree to start the planning process for likely bringing it down before it becomes a danger to your home and property.