Although Wyman stressed the importance of early detection, she did not suggest that early detection could save the tree. She told the committee that there was a 100 percent mortality rate for infested trees, and there was no remedy. The only benefit of early detection, it seems, is cutting the tree before it is completely dead because it is more expensive to remove a dead tree.
|Lisa Dejong/The Plain Dealer|
Here in Hudson there are 26 ash trees.
Two weeks ago I watched as a load of wood was transported across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. I could have screamed. (Actually, I did.)ReplyDelete
But if I'd been able to get the truck's plate number, who would do anything about it?
The fact that slashed budgets affect law enforcement is a sobering reality. On the other hand, what we assume we gain by fattening bureaucracies doesn't necessarily translate to inter-agency coordination or efficiency.
In either case, the attention and care of individuals is what's always required.
There is no organic control for this borer. Merit a long lasting systemic insecticide seems to be the only answer. Not practical to treat the woods but you can treat your park, city and home trees.ReplyDelete
Link below to Bayer site
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