Untreated ash trees will become infested and killed by Emerald Ash Borer. Trees killed by EAB become brittle very quickly and present safety hazards. Dead and dying trees of any species should be removed as soon as possible. Dead trees, especially ash, present a higher risk to the tree removal crew and are usually more expensive to remove than living trees. Residents are encouraged to contact a local licensed arborist to determine the cost of removing a privately maintained tree.
Please be aware: Dead private trees that threaten public safety will receive enforcement action through the Town of Erie’s municipal code. Right – of – way trees are the responsibility of the adjacent property owner.