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  •  How about "Gods damned bastards every one!" (7+ / 0-)

    My one neighbor's tree will die within two years.  My other neighbor is having a very nice specimen cut down (at some expense) today.  All the trees lining the road for a quarter mile will be dead in three years.

    And the ash trees will keep on dying until the Asian emerald ash borer beetles have killed them ALL.

    If you like, I won't call them "invasive species".  I'll call them pestilential.  I'll call them destructive.  I'll call them millions and billions of dollars worth of damage.  Tree services will be making some money on them.  Tree nurseries have already tallied up their losses.

    Show me the POLICY!

    by Fabian on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 01:33:28 PM PDT

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    •  BTW - since ash trees (2+ / 0-)
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      are (soon to be "were") commonly planted as street trees and park trees, it will be taxpayer dollars going to cut them down.  As hazard trees, dead and dying trees can not be left standing because if they fall and cause damage or injury, the local government will be held liable.

      If you live in Ohio or Michigan or in ANY state bordering these two states, look for dead ash trees in a month or so when the trees have fully leafed out.  They'll look like upside down twig brooms.  Ash trees limbs reach up, not out and they'll be a bare gray when the trees around them are green.

      The good news is that the damage the EAB causes is quite severe and quick, so most trees will not linger on.

      Show me the POLICY!

      by Fabian on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 03:16:52 PM PDT

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