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  1. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    Don't they make push poles for duck boats out of Ash? This blight could mean the end of push poles and the end of duck hunting! :dv
     
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    They have made there mark here!
     
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    Seriously, have you guys seen a lot of ash trees dying? I remember a few years back the Elm disease and the dogwood disease in Va. Lost an old dogwood in the front yard, but the huge American Elm tree in the back yard survived.
     
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    Buddy manages cutting crews for a large power company and they cut down every ash near the line cause it's not a matter of IF it will be infected and die but when.
     
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    Dead trees everywhere this year and I mean everywhere
     
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    So, once the infected tree is cut down, do they burn it to get rid of the borer? How does this work? Is the ash wood usable for lumber? Just wondering.
     
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    It's wiped out almost all the ash trees in Ohio. Pretty sad.

    I read about a similar disease that was in nurseries in California that killed eastern oak trees at a similar rate.

    If that ever got east of the Rockies there'd be no trees left in the eastern forests except maples?
     
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    No way to burn it off the amount of timber is crazy I am not a tree guy and never realized how many ash trees there were around. any trees that are next roads are being dropped back away from the road. Doubt there is any value in the timber but I really have no idea. Only good thing is might help the mushrooms
     
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    They are in St. Mary's county. My neighbor recently lost two mature ash trees and I'm trying hard to protect a young one I planted 10 years ago.
     

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