Originally Posted by Davydd
At last report the Emerald Ash Bore has been reported in Evanston, IL; at this rate it will soon be infesting our forests here in Wisconsin.
This is just a crazy thought but here goes...
What if the state would cut a swath of healthy ash out around the infested areas? Sort of like a fire break?
Does anyone think that would slow their rate of progression?
I know that there is a lot of infestation coming from sources that are transporting the infested wood.
These really are nasty little critters.
I have seen what happened to all of the old elm trees that used to line several streets in Detroit when they got Dutch Elm Disease.
I have seen the Gypsy Moth destroy several acres of old trees in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I have never seen anything attack a tree with such voracity as what the Emerald Ash Borer does.
When I cut my two 60+ year old ash trees down they we so dry that I could use them for firewood immediately.