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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:09 PM

Our town has tagged all the Ash trees on the parkway. I wasn't aware of just how many there were. A company has begun cutting them all down. Aparrently, they are going to be burned. Too, bad the lumber couldn't be milled. These were large mature trees, too.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:35 PM

Emerauld ash borer? Gotta burn on site with this issue

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Ash borer made it to St. Paul a couple of years ago. (well, they found em at that time) Sad to hear it hit your place, Rich.

Nightmare for the wood-burning folks, they get the ninth degree when they're transporting wood.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 08:21 PM

Just north of town is a large tree nursery. They had to dig up and burn a LOT of ash tree. Between that and the homebuilding down turn, they are growing corn now.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Would that affect the "Green Ash" as well? I have a Green Ash in my front yard I planted 12 years or so ago, and getting some shade on the front porch finally. I'd sure hate to lose it! Can anything be done to protect these trees?

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 09:27 PM

Crap...looked it up. Green & Black Ash are the most affected! :(

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 10:23 PM

Your not alone I probably have about 20 Ash trees around the property. For years I burned wood for heat and I still love the smell of Ash burning in a wood stove. I'm about 200 miles west of ST.Paul so I don't expect it to be long before we are hit. We had to destroy all of our elm trees a few years ago because of Dutch Elm disease. Now we are about to get nailed again. :(

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 04:09 AM

Emerauld ash borer? Gotta burn on site with this issue


Some campsites won't let you bring in firewood....have to use it from them....Others let you bring it in, but you MUST burn it all.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 04:12 AM

It is a shame the trees have to be cut down.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 04:19 AM

Maybe you can treat with some Bear Advanced, they have some stuff for wood boring insects.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 06:02 AM

Crap...looked it up. Green & Black Ash are the most affected! :(

There may be some hope Daniel if EAB hasn't been found within 10-15 miles of your place. There are treatments and some advice here : http://www.emeraldas..._Fact_Sheet.pdf

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 06:30 AM

I'm just wondering..... If the EAB came from China, do the Chinese have an Ash that is resistant to the EAB?

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 06:57 AM

Some campsites won't let you bring in firewood....have to use it from them....Others let you bring it in, but you MUST burn it all.


In some areas, you can't legally haul firewood across county lines! That is why I now have 3 years+ firewood at home now & still hauling, as some county rule makers don't know the difference between Ash & any other species!

We have a huge double trunk ash in the back yard that I would hate to loose, but it's too big to spray economically! ~~ Lowell

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 08:06 AM

This has become an issue here in Iowa. They came out on the news and said 70% of the shade trees in the state are ash. Saw a simular thing back in the 50's & 60's when the Dutch Elm Disese hit the elm trees. That's when people started planting more Ash to replace the elms lost.
The Emerald Ash Borer has been trapped in NE Iowa and no firewod can be taken into any State Park in Iowa and is not to be transported out of any county in Iowa. Tis a saddening thing to see! Fortunately I have no ash on my place, and my plans to plant them are on hold.

Edited by JD DANNELS, September 10, 2012 - 08:10 AM.


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Posted September 10, 2012 - 06:55 PM

I personally don't care for ash and cut down every one on my property! They are the first to break and do damage in a wind storm just ask my old GMC pick up! That was new at the time! Burn em up!It is just too bad you can't burn it for fire wood? We have the same issue here with a beetle that likes cherries and maples . They make you chip them on the spot and if you get caught with some of that contaminated wood yow! $10k plus fines.

Edited by skyrydr2, September 10, 2012 - 06:56 PM.





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