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Posted September 10, 2012 - 09:33 PM

I was checking my trees this evening (you guys have paranoid now) and notice something on one of them I have not seen before. I'm going to take some pictures and post them here and see if you can tell me if it is the Ash crud.

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Posted September 10, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Ash trees are considered "pioneer trees", among the first to grow during natural reforestation. They grow quick, provide ground cover for maturing hardwood, are not sturdy and they die off early like they are supposed to.. They're pretty low on the BTU count for firewood which means you just need more of it.:D

You can't legally move firewood in NYState more than 50 miles unless it's been "heat treated". http://www.dec.ny.go...mals/28722.html

For enjoyable long lasting "shade trees" IMO put the time into growing several hardwood species. They do take longer to grow but if you plant them when you put in your quick growing/quick shade trees you'll have something long lasting after the ash is down for whatever reason. Birches, aspens, some cherry are also quick pioneers, but most won't attain the height an ash will.

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:46 AM

I'm wondering what we're going to make baseball bats out of now.

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 03:00 PM

I'm wondering what we're going to make baseball bats out of now.

Many of the pro's prefer Maple, so this may mean the end of the Ash bats. Anything beats aluminum. :orangecool:

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 04:35 PM

Anything beats aluminum. :orangecool:


You don't care for the "ting"?

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 04:38 PM

State-by-state info here: http://www.emeraldas...fo/firewood.cfm
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Posted September 11, 2012 - 07:41 PM

I was just looking up Asian Ash trees. There is one, the Manchurian Ash that is resistant to the EAB and is being studied for breeding a better tree. Apparently the Manchurian Ash is very similar to the Black Ash and makes a good street and shelter belt tree as it is.

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 12:28 PM

You don't care for the "ting"?

Somehow , Daniel, "He was off and running at the ting of the bat" never sat well with me. :smilewink:




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