Shot in the bark
- Published: May 23, 2013
On May 3 a Tree Care Inc. technician treated white ash and blue ash trees in the Ellis Park and Lloyd Kenney Arboretum by injection into the tree trunk. The ash grove on the west side of Ellis Pond was given ground treatment for the time being. Until they leaf out fully, it is hard to tell which trees should receive the trunk injection, or if any of the trees should be removed.
The Yellow Springs Tree Committee decided to invest some of its donated funds to treat and try to save the arboretum’s ash from emerald ash borer damage. This effort constitutes something of an experiment in combating the borer, which has begun to attack trees in the village. Property owners who are considering treating their private ash trees could contact Tree Committee members to learn the results.