ash trees

August 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 5, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal hit and run collision that occurred last night in Aspen Hill. 2. A Silver Spring bus stop is in the running for the “sorriest bus stop in America.” 3. A Rockville-based company, Genovation […]

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March 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Removing 1,800 Ash Trees to Ensure Park Safety (VIDEO)

The Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle responsible for the destruction of ash trees in 25 states, including Maryland. The beetle feeds on the trees causing them to die within three years. The Montgomery County Parks department has been working to eradicate this beetle from parkland, necessitating the removal of 1,800 Ash trees this year. […]

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March 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

The Bottom Line (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of The Bottom Line, which features reports on a Council bill to ban minors from using tanning facilities, an invasive beetle that is destroying Ash trees across the county, and more. You can watch the show, below:

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery Parks Staff Prepares for Dead Ash Trees (PHOTO)

Talk about a pest. Montgomery Parks officials announced this week that a non-native invasive beetle from Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), has been detected in the county and it is destroying Ash trees across the county. The beetle feeds on the trees causing them to die within three years. While only two percent of […]

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August 10, 2013 | Staff Writer

Ash Tree Problems (Video)

The emerald ash beetle has been attacking ash trees in the United States for about ten years now. Rockville 11’s Jennifer Ligsay talks to Forester Wayne Noll about what residents can do to protect their ash trees. Rockville residents may call Parks and Facilities Division for assistance at 240.314.8700 if they suspect their trees are […]

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