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735 days ago

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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superstretch

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#1 posted 735 days ago

Sorry :\

Rochester has had to deal with them for several years now

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 735 days ago

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 735 days ago

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 735 days ago

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 735 days ago

Yep, we have them here in the state too.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 735 days ago

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 733 days ago

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 733 days ago

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 733 days ago

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 733 days ago

@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 731 days ago

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 731 days ago

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

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#13 posted 731 days ago

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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