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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by husky345 vermont resolute, Dec 28, 2012.
ash is one of my favs
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That's about all I have in my stacks, almost 9 cord. Four more large ones to cut on my land then I'll hit the farm next door. Sad to see them go.
Yes, it's 90% what's out there, EAB, weakened them, hurricane sandy took 'em down.
sad but its a great burning firewood and a charm to sptit. the x27 makes easy work of any size round.
We've cut about 95% or more ash in the last 10 years. We have a few cord on hand and much more to cut yet too because all our ash trees are dead.
That bass turd bug is just about here. It's depressing to think about; White Ash is one of the most common trees here.
I have quite a bit of it stacked and quite a few ones that are standing dead. I spoke with several arborists about treating after a recent post on here and for the most part they all said that treating trees showing signs of infection was a waste of time. You have to treat healthy trees annually for the borer and even then, it's low percentage to work. Around these parts, ash yellows is equally, if not worse for white ash, more common here than the borer. The consensus was that most ash trees in this area would be dead from one or the other in the next twenty years.
All that I burned for about the last 7 years was dead ash off my 25 acres. I still have a few dead/dying ones standing, but I started burning some smooth/shag hickory and oak again this year. I had forgotten how heavy that wood was to handle (plus I'm 7 years older too). I remember seeing a map of the EAB distribution several years ago and this part of Ohio seemed to be about ground zero!
All the Ash around here just started dying the last couple of years. My brother is a local city employee, they are in the process of removing 100's of Ash from parks and all the city property. I have unlimited Ash firewood for years. Their dump site is unbelievable. 100's of trees just dumped. The survey they did consists of about 900 trees to be removed.. Money in the bank for my brother and I
I burn mostly Ash. The bug is not here yet. But it is close. It will be too bad to see all those trees dying. A big supply of wood for the next few years/decade. But a loss to the wood supply after they are gone. I hope some of them make it and can regenerate. I wonder what mother nature will do to take of the bugs. She is the only one who will be able to do anything about them. I also wonder what it will do to the cost of wood after all the Ash is gone around here. Many people use it for firewood.
My buddy uses this and it actually works to stop the ash borer !
The last two years Ash is all I have cut here in our part of Michigan. And it is getting worse, trees that I thought looked Ok this last summer are now starting to get woodpeckers pecking at the bark trying to get the bugs underneath. Looks like Ash it is for next few years.
Real close. Seems like the advance has slowed though compared to the last few years?