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chico2 June 18th, 2011 04:40 PM

What kind of tree is this??
 
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This is a huge messy tree in my backyard,where the birdfeeders hang from,any idea what it is??
The seeds go everywhere:yell:No,we are not cutting it down.

hazelrunpack June 18th, 2011 05:19 PM

Looks like some sort of ash, chico. Do a search on "ash tree seeds images"...

clm June 26th, 2011 12:40 PM

If it is an ash tree, it's not long for this world I'm afraid. They're predicting that the emerald ash borer will kill 95% of ash trees in the GTA very soon. :(

clm

chico2 June 26th, 2011 02:38 PM

clm,I think that would please hubby,it's filling up the pool with seeds,it's a huge tree.
However I would hate to lose it:(

pattymac June 26th, 2011 05:25 PM

Hmm seems like ash is quite a valuable wood..used for making lots of stuff. I know my sister had a few big old trees that were hardwood on their property that needed to be removed so they sold them to someone who uses the wood to make furniture, real hardwood floors etc. They got a fair chunk of $$ for them...hehe a little different than paying someone to cut them down, he paid them instead.

Goldfields June 27th, 2011 08:48 AM

[QUOTE=clm;1015549]If it is an ash tree, it's not long for this world I'm afraid. They're predicting that the emerald ash borer will kill 95% of ash trees in the GTA very soon. :(

clm[/QUOTE]

That's very alarming, clm. Sorry my brain isn't working, what does GTA stand for? Sounds as bad as the Elm leaf beetle here, if that isn't managed properly and the tree is defoliated often enough it'll die.:(

hazelrunpack June 27th, 2011 08:55 AM

GTA=Greater Toronto Area

We've already lost most of our American Elm trees to Dutch Elm Disease, GF. The Emerald Ash Borer is another accidental introduction that is taking out the ash trees. If we're very very lucky, the ash will turn out to be more resistant than the elms were :( What's really sad is that some cities replaced all their dead elms decades ago with ash.... :yell:

chico2 June 27th, 2011 09:03 AM

Ours looks really healthy,it was planted in 1959 when our house was built,no,we have not been here that long..:cat:

mikischo June 27th, 2011 09:22 AM

What you have is definitely an ash. We have ash as boulevard trees on our street. There are approximately 200,000 ash trees in Winnipeg. As far as I know the ash borer has not yet arrived in Manitoba but it is just a matter of time. Apparently it was first came to North America in a pile of packing wood from China in 2002.

Chico, I found some info on Oakville. Apparently it is already in your community and steps are being taken. If you google Oakville and ash borer, you will find lots of links. Here are a few:

[url]http://www.oakville.ca/nr-08july25.htm[/url]

[url]http://www.oakville.ca/nr-10july15.htm[/url]

[url]http://www.oakville.ca/nr-11jun21.htm[/url]

[url]http://www.insidehalton.com/community/environment/article/1032701--canopy-club-launched-to-fight-emerald-ash-borer[/url]

[url]http://www.oakville.ca/eab.htm[/url]

If you try to take some steps to save your ash, better not tell hubs.;):laughing:


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