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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Emerald Ash Borer

Sadly, we are experiencing a serious problem in our neck of the woods.
Emerald Ash Borer disease has made it's way here, and we are loosing trees left, right and center.
Beautiful, majestic trees, that have graced our landscape for more than a century.
There is very little hope of saving an Ash tree, once it has been infected, eventually it will die, and will need to be removed.
The disease has now been reported in almost every state.
 


 More information can be read HERE

14 comments:

Rain said...

It is such a terrible tragedy when majestic, old trees succumb to disease. Terrible thing. I just love trees.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

So sad when lovely old trees have to come down!

donna baker said...

I will have to read about it. Something is killing the elms too.

Cynthia said...

We cut our Ash down 3 years ago and just finished using up the wood in our fireplace this last Winter. So horribly sad to have to cut it down. It was over 100 years old, too, and one of the biggest trees on the shore in our area. . .tried for a few years to get some help in containing/controlling the Ash borer, but it was too late. It spread so quickly in the area, and there were communities surrounding us that lost ALL of their Ash trees.

DJan said...

This is very sad to hear, Jo. I didn't know anything about it. Thanks for the link.

Andrea said...

I try to think of it as nature's way of the ebb & flow of things... but it's hard when such beauty is the result. Our pine trees have some disease in them, which is common all down our road. A horticulturist told us what it was but I forget the name. Dan will have to cut down two of our pines in the fall... one was cut down last year. I keep telling myself.... ebb & flow, ebb & flow. xoxo

NotesFromAbroad said...

How terrible ! I am so sad to read this ..

NotesFromAbroad said...

donna baker, iis it the Dutch Elm Disease ?

L. D. said...

It really is such a wonderful tree and many places planted them because they were great. My son's street near Chicago lost their whole street of ash. It would be nice if they would go a few at a time if they have to go but I know that would be the perfect world.

Henny Penny said...

That is sad, and scary. I had not heard about this until now. Thank you Jo.

Another reader... said...

In Serbia at night wanish oldest and most beutiful tree in whole country. No one knows how....

annie said...

Awful. Losing trees can be like losing old friends.
I hope there is an end to this soon.

Clipped Wings said...

We had trunk injections done on our green ash tree by an arborist, since the tree inspection didn't show any signs of the insect or larvae. They say it has at least an 85% chance of staying healthy if it is injected every two years. If I'm lucky my ash tree will be okay. My arborist said the entire backside of his yard was lined with ash trees and he had to inject them all :( Sad when insects or diseases from overseas enter the country and cause such destruction. My ash tree is the main part of my gardens, so here's hoping it survives.

rebecca said...

I'm sad with and for you, Jo.
Seems like this disease cycles 'round every so often....