The Dayton Daily News reported on Thursday,
Dead and dying trees — especially ash trees destroyed by the emerald ash borer — contributed heavily to storm-related power outages that affected more than a million Ohioans, Dayton Power & Light said Thursday.
DP&L said more ash trees could fall. Some dying trees outside the utility’s easement areas are menacing lines now. The utility asked private landowners to check the areas immediately and take down dying trees before they fall on lines and knock out power again.
Here is a link the to full story in the Dayton Daily News: “Ash Borer Factored in Power Outages, DL&P Says”
If you have ash trees near power lines or any structures you want to protect, inspect them for and protect them from the emerald ash borer (EAB). In the Greater Cincinnati area to get your ash trees inspected and treated for the emerald ash borer call Gregory Forrest Lester at 513-351-6100 or fill our contact form.