Huge Number Of Dead, Dying Trees In Connecticut At Increased Risk Of Falling Due To Years Of Drought, Insects

Millions of aging trees across Connecticut are dead or dying as a result of years of drought, invasive insects and major storms, experts warn, creating an increased public risk from trees falling on roads, homes, sidewalks, parks and forest trails.

State and local officials and private tree-care companies are scrambling to remove huge numbers of dead or damaged trees that are considered the most likely to put the public in danger. Some homeowners are being forced to wait for weeks to get a tree on their property taken down.