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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #140 on: April 23, 2006, 10:46:09 am »
Nope not a bit.  From what I was told there is a million and half dollars to work with statewide including the goings on at the Bridge.  Bye Bye ash trees :( :(
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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #141 on: November 16, 2016, 01:06:48 pm »
The Emerald Ash Borer has been moving into SW Ontario, Canada in recent years and has now been found as far north as the northern Bruce Peninsular some 100km north of my property as well as several other areas somewhat closer. So far I have not seen any evidence of them in my bush but I understand it takes some years for an effected tree to show signs. Some municipalities and landowners reaction has been to harvest all mature ash in order 'to stop the spread of the insect' or to sell the lumber before it is effected, this seems to be an ineffective policy. Ash in this area is a very common tree and there is no way that ALL ash trees can be culled and thus the effort to stop the spread by this means is doomed to failure, in y own case it would mean the removal of perhaps 30% of my bush leaving just a few thousand acres of neighbouring properties covered in ash trees!
So after a long lead in can anyone here tell me if an ash tree effected by the borer, perhaps showing the first signs or even all but dead due to the infestation, is still good lumber? It appears that the EAB attacks the outer part of the tree so do we then have 'standing dried lumber' or something that is nothing but firewood?
If we see trees that are effected at what point should we cut them  if we want to mill the wood for lumber?

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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #142 on: January 25, 2017, 03:25:34 pm »
RE:  EAB WORKSHOP

Science and Management of Ash Forests After Emerald Ash Borer
25-27 July 2017
Duluth, MN. 

Please visit our website for more details about the workshop and logistics https://ashworkshop.org/
 
The workshop will focus on the ecological effects of emerald ash-borer and management activities used to address the impacts on ash- dominant forests. Our intent is to discuss the current science and management and to strengthen networking and collaborations among forest managers and researchers. We invite contributions to the workshop in oral or poster format on the following and other related topics:
 
The call for abstracts (https://ashworkshop.org/call-for-abstract/) and registration (https://ashworkshop.org/registration/) are now open. The deadline for abstract submission is 28 February 2017.  We have also arranged for a special issue of Forests focused on this topic, and invite you to submit a manuscript by 31 December 2017.  For more information: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/EAB.
 
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School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: 269.303.1017
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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #143 on: January 26, 2017, 01:49:50 pm »
can anyone here tell me if an ash tree effected by the borer, perhaps showing the first signs or even all but dead due to the infestation, is still good lumber? It appears that the EAB attacks the outer part of the tree so do we then have 'standing dried lumber' or something that is nothing but firewood?
If we see trees that are effected at what point should we cut them  if we want to mill the wood for lumber?

Having waited with baited breath for a knowledgeable sawyer to say if they have sawn any infested lumber without response I can only repeat my request for information in this regard. There have been further reports of infestations here in SW Ontario but dont see any in my bush.......yet!.

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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #144 on: January 27, 2017, 01:53:02 am »
Infested trees make good lumber as long as they don't stand dead too long.  Sometimes they rot, or dry out on the stump and the logs get deep cracks in them.  Hope that answers your question.

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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #145 on: January 27, 2017, 03:43:20 am »
We've been lucky so far here, no bugs. But only a matter of time I suspect. The woods here in the farming areas has lots of ash with maple. One decent tree the moose don't harass too much. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #146 on: January 27, 2017, 04:44:21 am »
What the lumber is intended for also needs to be considered. Boards from an infested tree can make good lumber for local use. It would be poor lumber if the plan was to ship it elsewhere.

@thechknhwk is spot on with the comment about what happens after the tree is killed.

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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #147 on: January 27, 2017, 04:57:22 am »
Shipping out of the area should not matter as long as the lumber is free of bark since the larvae lives in the cambium layer beneath the bark.  Although it may not be allowed or kiln drying may be required depending on your local ordinances.  It's pretty much a lost cause around here.

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« Reply #148 on: January 27, 2017, 12:26:52 pm »
There may be quarrintines in place legally prohibitting the movement of the material. It is correct the larvae live in the cambium but in preparation for the pupa stage it can / does burrow into the sapwood.

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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #149 on: January 28, 2017, 03:56:29 pm »
The heartwood of the affected trees are primarily sawn. Much has been sawn here in Lower Michigan.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,31656.msg457361.html#msg457361
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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #150 on: January 31, 2017, 04:13:11 pm »
Thanks guys, I figured the wood would be ok and you have confirmed that, we do have a quarantine area but I am not sure if it applies to sawn wood.

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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #151 on: January 31, 2017, 05:18:10 pm »
Here in Preston County West Virginia (PA and WV line) the emerald ash borer hit with vengence this year. seen a few trees over the last 5 yrs hit but this year it was massive in my area. Terrible.
 

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« Reply #152 on: February 01, 2017, 11:15:11 am »
The Ottawa area of Eastern Ontario has been hit hard by the ash borer.We are seeing it move steadily west every year. It was my understanding that many of the quarantines had been lifted by the Canadian food inspection agency (regulating body) Sawn lumber with no bark did not have any restrictions that I was aware of. Woodchips, bark , debris and firewood size pieces could not be moved.I would check the CFIA website for updates or check the Ontario woodlot owners assoc. website for information.  DT

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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #153 on: March 07, 2017, 03:58:56 pm »
Rural - Wood originating in a quarantined area is considered regulated until it has been inspected and deemed "treated" and therefore the risk of spreading the insect is gone.  Sawn lumber would have to have NO wane/bark, and be inspected before it could leave a quarantined area legally.
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« Reply #154 on: July 28, 2017, 11:19:05 am »
Scientists Invade Duluth to Share Emerald Ash Borer Research

(Duluth, MN - July 23) - As emerald ash borers continue to spread across 32 states and two Canadian provinces, killing tens of millions of ash trees of all varieties, more than 170 scientists and forestry experts converged on Duluth to share their knowledge of the pest, offering a look at the future of ash trees in North America.

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Re: emerald ash borer
« Reply #155 on: November 01, 2017, 04:25:07 pm »
The 2017 EAB trapping in Michigan's UP is complete with no new detections.

Please let MI Dept. of Agriculture know if you have any questions at:

John M. Bedford
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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division
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Lansing, MI  48933

P. O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909

Desk: (517) 284-5650
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E-mail: bedfordj@michigan.gov

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