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07-20-2012 06:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ash boring beetle

The bastard beetle has found its way into Connecticut … not good gang, not good at all.

Link to the story … http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-emerald-ash-borer-0721-20120720,0,2853601.story

I hope our Ash trees arent the next Amercian Chesnut.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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#1 posted 07-20-2012 07:06 PM

Sorry :\

Rochester has had to deal with them for several years now

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 07-20-2012 07:09 PM

Stretch – i now its gotten bad up north i really hope that the DEP can get it under control around here. I saw a trap about 6 months ago just down the bottom of my road, a little purple kite lookin thing way up in the trees. Whats been the effect on the ash trees up in your neck of the woods?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 07-20-2012 07:11 PM

Yeah.. it starts with the purple kites.. I remember seeing those for the first time all the way down a road and wondering what the heck was going on.

From what I remember, the city cut down any ash tree within its limits that it could identify. Just straight up cut it all down. I haven’t seen widespread damage tho, although I did just lose a large limb on an ash tree in my yard. Perhaps these things take years to develop to severe proportions

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 07-20-2012 08:33 PM

man i hope thats not the case around here … just laying em all down like that.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 07-20-2012 08:57 PM

Yep, we have them here in the state too.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 07-20-2012 09:12 PM

Free lumber :O
Guelph ON has them too, Just that it isn’t so bad as the US states..
Ash trees are nice… Nice Shade.. And nice wood,.

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 06:55 PM

Its too bad heat waves won’t kill them. Our town has an awareness program and if you think your tree has it they send someone out pronto. Sucks.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 07-23-2012 01:14 AM

Good to know…I wonder if I have any ash on my property. Once I move in I’ll have to take a nature walk

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#9 posted 07-23-2012 01:19 AM

They have wiped out pretty much all of the ash trees in my neck of Michigan…or should I say thumb.
Ash firewood for sale everywhere.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#10 posted 07-23-2012 01:40 AM

@Ben – one of the first things I did when I bought my house (1830 farmhouse + barns on 4 acres) was take my phone and hop on a tree ID site. I then plotted out each tree that I could get to.. Its amazing to see what you actually have!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#11 posted 07-24-2012 08:16 PM

stretch whats the site for tree ID … i gots lots a trees.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#12 posted 07-25-2012 01:56 PM

http://www.oplin.org/tree/leaf/byleaf.html is what I use

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#13 posted 07-25-2012 03:35 PM

thanks stretch! i think ill grab the dog, a brewski, and do some tree ID tonight.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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