Emerald Ash Borer – Pictures

 

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These Ash Tree pictures below were taken in late September 2010 when Ziehler Landscaping visited Michigan for an ash tree survival tour!  We got to see some spectacular sites.   They not only got to see the widespread devastation all through  “ground zero – EAB” but also to witness first hand the huge number of ash trees that survived here because they have been treated by yours truly since 2003.

First of all there is the grand-daddy ash of them all – a 50″ diameter, gorgeous specimen in Clinton Township.  I have treated this tree for years and it is on my ashborer.com website pictured back in 2006 also.

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Emerald Ash Borer Survival Tour - 2010 - Clinton Township - 50" diameter ash tree

Emerald Ash Borer Survival Tour – 2010 – Clinton Township – 50″ diameter ash tree – this tree spans 75 – 100 ft across

Emerald Ash Borer Survival Tour - 2010 - Clinton Township - 50" diameter ash tree

Emerald Ash Borer Survival Tour – 2010 – Clinton Township – 50″ diameter ash tree – look at the 4 ft wagon wheel leaning against tree for a reference point

Emerald Ash Borer Survival Tour - 2010 - Clinton Township - 50" diameter ash tree

Emerald Ash Borer Survival Tour – 2010 – Clinton Township – 50″ diameter ash tree – visible dead ash trees are all around this house, yet this beautiful tree is healthy and deep green in color

Emerald Ash Borer Survival Tour - 2010 - Clinton Township - 50" diameter ash tree

Emerald Ash Borer Survival Tour – 2010 – Clinton Township – 50″ diameter ash tree – proof indeed that large ash trees can be treated and saved from the Emerald Ash Borer!

Also on this tour we had to stop by and look  at an unusual and rare grouping of red ash in Utica, Michigan.  These 4 red ash were not treated until June 2008 for the first time.  Most of the ash in this entire area were already dead.  The homeowner had never treated them and did not realize what kind of ash tree they had.  We never realized just how resistant they are to dying.  They obviously get damaged but this species of ash needs to get studied more to find out what is different in its makeup that allows it to survive for several years beyond even the white ash in the neighborhood.  Look closely at the trunk damage on the one tree, and also at the gorgeous symetrical shape of the front yard tree.

Emerald Ash Borer resistant "Red Ash" from Utica, Michigan - tree #1

Emerald Ash Borer resistant “Red Ash” from Utica, Michigan – tree #1

Emerald Ash Borer resistant "Red Ash" from Utica, Michigan - tree #1 from another angle

Emerald Ash Borer resistant “Red Ash” from Utica, Michigan – tree #1 from another angle – these 4 trees are all 16″ in diameter

Emerald Ash Borer resistant "Red Ash" from Utica, Michigan - tree #2

Emerald Ash Borer resistant “Red Ash” from Utica, Michigan – tree #2 – one limb had to be cut out of here because it was so heavily damaged when we started treating

Emerald Ash Borer resistant "Red Ash" from Utica, Michigan - tree #4

Emerald Ash Borer resistant “Red Ash” from Utica, Michigan – tree #4 – the following pictures show closeups of the heavy damage inflicted by Emerald Ash Borer on this tree’s trunk – but you can hardly tell from the crowns of these trees that anything happened at all

Emerald Ash Borer resistant "Red Ash" from Utica, Michigan - tree #4

Emerald Ash Borer resistant “Red Ash” from Utica, Michigan – tree #4 – some of the damage from EAB from several years before – this was never this apparent in the past but is showing now due to the fact the rest of the tree is growing and the bark just ripped off tree where it cannot grow anymore.

Emerald Ash Borer resistant "Red Ash" from Utica, Michigan - tree #4

Emerald Ash Borer resistant “Red Ash” from Utica, Michigan – tree #4 – if you click on picture and zoom in you can see the trunk damage – yet look at the gorgeous crown!

Emerald Ash Borer resistant "Red Ash" from Utica, Michigan - tree #4

Emerald Ash Borer resistant “Red Ash” from Utica, Michigan – tree #4 – from the exact spot as previous picture but zoomed in for a closer look at EAB damage.

Emerald Ash Borer resistant "Red Ash" from Utica, Michigan - tree #4

Emerald Ash Borer resistant “Red Ash” from Utica, Michigan – tree #4 – same damaged area but looking higher up into tree along the central trunk.

Finally a stop back at the Somerset Collection in Troy, MI – home of 285 surviving ash trees in a city that had to cut down 18,000 street tree ash due to the Emerald Ash Borer.  Preventative yearly treatments have saved these gorgeous white ash pictured here just beginning to fall color.

The Somerset Collection - Troy, MI - Home to 285 Living ash trees like this white ash along Big Beaver Rd Just beginning to turn to its fall color.

The Somerset Collection – Troy, MI – Home to 285 Living ash trees like this white ash along Big Beaver Rd Just beginning to turn to its fall color.

The Somerset Collection - Troy, MI - Home to 285 Living ash trees like this row of beautiful white ash along Big Beaver Rd Just beginning to turn to its fall color.

The Somerset Collection – Troy, MI – Home to 285 Living ash trees like this row of beautiful white ash along Big Beaver Rd Just beginning to turn to its fall color.

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