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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Yes, more bad news coming out of Michigan! this was only a matter of time and certainly really, really bad news for Iowa. We'll lose thousands and thousands of ash trees in the next 10-15 years I'm guessing.



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    This is going to be a bad deal. You'd be surprised how many ash tree there are. Half my street has mature ash's lining the block. They'll probably all be gone in the next 10 years due to this bug.



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    This is going to be a bad deal. You'd be surprised how many ash tree there are. Half my street has mature ash's lining the block. They'll probably all be gone in the next 10 years due to this bug.
    takes 3-5 years to kill a tree, so i suppose it is dependent and how fast they spread across iowa. once they are in your location, i'm guessing they multiply really quickly. 10-15 years is probably a good guess, but just a guess.



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Great, I just lost one ash tree due to the roots being cut. I dont want to lose the only other nice tree we have.


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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Any treatment?


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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Is there no way to kill the beetles or protect the trees in some way?



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Between the longhorn beetle and the Emerald ash borer, I'm surprised that asia has any trees left at all. It really sucks Ash trees are one of my favorites. Not to mention good little producers for morels lately. I have a feeling this is going to be dutch elm disease all over again. It doesn't appear to be a fungus like dutch elm, but the bugs themselves do the same types of damage, cutting off the trees nutrient supplies.

    If this hits hard, there are tens of acres of woods around me that will be pretty much bare. There are a lot of big old ash trees near me in Illinois.



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Quote Originally Posted by hiltonisheaven View Post
    Is there no way to kill the beetles or protect the trees in some way?
    there is a treatment that can be applied annually, so if you have a specimen tree in your front yard, yes, you can treat it from here on out....but that is not going to do anything to help the real problem.



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    No known successful treatment to prevent the ash borer at this time. I removed one ash tree last Fall. Still have 2 left I'd like to keep.

    Hopefully they develop something to combat this thing in the next couple yrs before it gets real bad.



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    Any treatment?

    Some good information....

    http://www.emeraldashborer.info/file...et_22May09.pdf



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    No known successful treatment to prevent the ash borer at this time. I removed one ash tree last Fall. Still have 2 left I'd like to keep.

    Hopefully they develop something to combat this thing in the next couple yrs before it gets real bad.
    Sounds like there is, but may be costly.

    http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/E2955.pdf



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Terrible news, but I suppose it was only a matter of time.



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    HOT STOCK TIP I'd recommend investing in companies that make tree and stump removal equipment. Like these guys.



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    Re: Ash Borer Larva Found in Clayton County

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    No known successful treatment to prevent the ash borer at this time. I removed one ash tree last Fall. Still have 2 left I'd like to keep.

    Hopefully they develop something to combat this thing in the next couple yrs before it gets real bad.
    No, you can prevent them at the tree level. Nothing known to eradicate them, if that is what you were referring to.

    Costly, and it is something you'll have to do long-term.



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