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Post  fiddleman on 4/24/2011, 5:23 pm

I received a letter yesterday from the city talking about the Emerald Ash Borer (a small beetle which will eventually kill Ash trees), and the city next year will spend $500,000 to remove or treat the trees on city property to help control them. The city removed one of the sick trees on my neighbor's outlawn, so I know the bugs are in my neighborhood. I am not going to inject the tree with pesticide so it is probably a forgone conclusion the bugs will find my tree soon. I have been lucky so far, since I have an 70 or 80 foot Ash tree in my backyard since it is still healthy. These bugs are so relentless, I figure it's just a matter of time before they will get to my tree. Kinda sad really. The tree shades half my back yard as well as most of my house in the summer and I will hate to see it go.

I usually try to find the bright side of things and I realized with the Ash tree gone, I will have new gardening opportunities in the back, and will be able to move the Square Foot Gardens up near the house where they'll be easier to take care of. It will be up near the fountain/pond so I'll have a whole lot more nice sounds out there while working.

Hopefully I will dodge this a few more years, but I think it is pretty inevitable the tree will succumb. Sigh.

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Post  walshevak on 4/24/2011, 7:02 pm

Plant a new tree now that will grow enough to shade the house when the Ash has to go. Just keep your garden in mind when you plant.

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Post  CindiLou on 4/25/2011, 12:46 am

I am glad that the EAB hasn't reached the main part of Iowa yet. It is in an island in the middle of the Mississippi river between Iowa and Wisconsin. So far they are saying it won't kill ALL the ash but will kill most of them. This will be hard for cities that planted many many ash when beautifying their cities!

I have oak and maple in my yard. Hubby had a few dwarf alberta spruce in his garden railroad that we have to keep an eye on for bag bugs...but at least the trees aren't 40 ft tall!

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/25/2011, 8:25 am

SD has made it illegal for campers, fisherman, hunters, etc. to bring in firewood from out of state in an attempt to hold off the EAB. Trees here have already been devastated by Dutch Elm Disease, so now if we lose the ashes..... Sad

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Post  camprn on 4/25/2011, 10:35 am

@Goosegirl wrote:SD has made it illegal for campers, fisherman, hunters, etc. to bring in firewood from out of state in an attempt to hold off the EAB. Trees here have already been devastated by Dutch Elm Disease, so now if we lose the ashes..... Sad

This is a good policy.
This insect is going to absolutely decimate entire forests and effect industry. Absolutely horrifying, in my opinion. If you see this bug please report it to the state, all efforts need to be to reduce the spread of this creature.

Emerald Ash Borer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_ash_borer


another devastating and non native destructive species:

Asian Longhorn Beetle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_longhorn_beetle


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