What is happening to the Ash trees?

The problems associated with the decline of Ash trees within the state is twofold; Initially a disease commonly called “Ash Yellow” severely weakened the stands within the state’s forested areas only to be followed by the introduction of an invasive insect call Emerald Ash Borer about a decade ago.

At this time it has fully matured within our natural stands and we are now experiencing mass failure.

Unfortunately this is not reversible and will result in the virtual elimination of the ash tree from our forests as did similar events of decades past with the Chestnuts and American Elm trees.

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1. What is the leaf pick up schedule?
2. What is the Enhanced Tree Trimming (ETT) Program, what role does the Trumbull Tree Warden play in it and what rights do I have as a homeowner?
3. How does this system manage the risk of tree failure?
4. Who do I contact if a tree is interfering with utility wires?
5. Who do I contact about a Town tree that needs attention?
6. Where can I find more information on United Illuminating's (UI's) Tree Care Program?
7. How are “Tree Service Requests” prioritized?
8. How long does it take for the Town to check a tree?
9. How is tree work performed?
10. If a private tree falls into the Town "Right-of-Ways" property line, who is responsible for its removal?
11. If the Town cuts down a tree in front of my house, can I keep the wood?
12. The Town of Trumbull removed a tree from our property and left the trunk, why?
13. Can a resident oppose the removal of a tree under the Enhanced Tree Trimming (ETT) Program?
14. What is happening to the Ash trees?
15. Where can I read the most recent Trumbull Tree Warden Presentation?