In some areas, there are invasive insects and diseases that affect trees so severely that they are quarantined to an area. What does the quarantined tree mean for you and removal? It often means that trees cannot be moved from a contaminated zone and have to be destroyed. Here are some of the things that you should know when having tree removal services done in a quarantined area:

1. The Emerald Ash Borer and Other Common Quarantine for Trees

One of the most common quarantines is due to a green beetle that has been attacking ash tree species. The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that is native to Asia and has been attacking trees. Areas with severe infestations are under quarantine, which means that the waste or wood products from any ash tree species in these areas cannot be moved to other locations. There may be other diseases and insects that have been quarantined, so it is best to contact a professional tree service for consultation about your specific tree problem.

2. Does the Quarantine Mean That the Tree Has to Be Removed?

If you have healthy trees but they are in a quarantined area, you do not have to have removal done. You will want to keep a close eye on species that are susceptible to infestation of insects or disease. If you do have a tree that has been severely damaged and is a danger to property or human life, it is best to have it removed. When the tree is cut, the waste will have to be destroyed and cannot be moved from the quarantine zone.

3. What Are the Options of Waste Disposal With Quarantine Tree Removal?

Getting rid of waste in a quarantine zone is one of the challenges you will face with this type of tree removal. The best option is to destroy the waste, which can be done by burning it. If the tree is decaying and you have wooded area to let it rot, it may be fine to leave it where it is. Talk with a tree service about options for getting rid of the waste in a quarantine zone and if it is best to destroy the waste to prevent the infestation from moving to other nearby trees.

These are some of the things that you should know about having a quarantined tree removed. If you need help with removal and disposal of infected trees, contact a professional tree service to help with the removal.