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Forum topic by AWood posted 03-22-2008 06:36 AM 654 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AWood

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03-22-2008 06:36 AM

Spring is almost here and another year I have my fingers crossed for three good size white ash trees in my yard. I nourtured them from “puppies” and I have been treating them with the only known systemic that has been working on the emarld ash borer,Bayer Tree and Shrub treatment. I have been given them them the treatment for going on the fourth season and the trees have been coming back more every year. When I heard about the little buggers I didn’t see any damage that first year but I treated the next spring anyway. When the leaves came out that next season the damage was evident from the year before. . I had to cut out about 15 %of dead crown, but since, as I have said they have been getting better. There isn’t a live ash tree within eyesight of my property outside of my own because of the devastation. We have lost some beautiful trees. Our area of Southwestern Ontario had a quaratine restriction of wood leaving the area. I know the Southern lower part of Michigan has the “bug” as well. How far , if at all, is the spread of this imported pest? Ground zero is supposably in our area of Michigan-Ontario. If your anywhere around “us “and you haven’t educated yourself on these little suckers…..heads up.

-- AllWood


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Toolz

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#1 posted 03-22-2008 05:20 PM

We got those nasty little bugs in the Dayton, OH area also. Quarantine restrictions apply here also.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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8iowa

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#2 posted 03-26-2008 02:17 AM

Taking firewood North across the Mackinac Bridge has been illegal for a couple of years. In fact, if caught, the fine is about $1500. In spite of these efforts, the Emerald Ash Borer has now been discovered in a State Park in the U.P.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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rikkor

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#3 posted 03-26-2008 10:24 AM

Never heard of it, but my wife is a Master Gardener, so I will be asking her about them in our area.

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motthunter

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#4 posted 03-26-2008 10:59 AM

You can get in more trouble transporting ash here than transporting drugs. The bore has destroyed almost all of the ash trees.

-- making sawdust....

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JJackson

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#5 posted 03-26-2008 01:37 PM

Northeast Indiana where I live they have devastated the population. All the Ash has been quarantined and it cannot be moved out of the area! I am logging and sawing as much as I can because I don’t have the heart to burn it. I’ll see if I can get out and take some pics on what to look for and what the Emerald Ash Borer does to the tree.

Jeff

-- Jeff, Indiana

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