Maple tree are under attack by Borers! Some specialist even state that within the next 3-10 years we will witness the death of most of these trees in our area.
Here are some links:
- Maple Trees are More Susceptible to Borer Insects (Southwest Missouri Univ)
- Insect Borers of Fruit Trees (Univ. of Missouri)
- Insect Borers of Shade Trees and Woody Ornamentals (Univ. of Nebraska)
Good News: The maple tree between the street and sidewalk the city of Overland Park manages. If you suspect an issue with your tree contact the city and they will inspect/remove/replace the tree for FREE! It’s not a quick process but it is FREE!. Click here Tree Service Request to start your process.
Of course you can spend a few hundred dollars and have a tree service do it in a day or two.
Bad News: If the issue with trees NOT between the street and sidewalk then you will have to pay to remove and haul away.
Friendly Note: Understand the Overland Park policy on Tree and Shrub Maintenance
Maple Leaf Festival: Baldwin, KS-Oct 19-20, 2013