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Articles About emerald ash borer

  • Rising from the ashes, dead wood gets a new life

    Local woodworker Tom Hawley and local arborist Bob Moore recently sat in front of the new table Hawley made for the Yellow Springs library’s periodical room. The table was made with local wood harvested by Moore from ash trees, which were felled by the Emerald Ash Borer. (Submitted photo)

    The only upside decimation of ash trees by the emerald ash borer was the preponderance of wood that became available as the dead trees were cut down before they could collapse.

  • Mills Lawn School ‘Buddy bench’ project ensures a place for everyone

    Kindergartners Zane, Maddy, Lian and Gracie seemed to prove the point of the newly installed Buddy Bench on the Mills Lawn School playground recently. The bench was constructed by students as a PBL project from wood of one of the many recently felled ash trees. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    A group of students at Mills Lawn School installed a new feature on the K–2 playground recently that they anticipate will help their classmates enjoy a happier and friendlier recess time.

  • Scientist finds new ash borer host

    Wright State University Biology Professor Dr. Don Cipollini pointed out his groundbreaking discovery that the white fringe tree can be a host for the emerald ash borer. Cipollini was the first to publish research and convince the U.S. EPA to confirm the white fringe tree as the only other known host for the invasive beetle. Trees planted along the bike path and elsewhere in the village were instrumental to his discovery. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A local white fringe tree planted along the bike path is now famous as the second documented host of an invasive beetle that was thought to only prey upon ash trees.

  • Ashes to ashes

    The remnants of two old ash trees killed by the emerald ash borer were felled Oct. 8. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    Two longtime watchers over the comings and goings of over a century and a half of Yellow Springs have been felled.

  • Shot in the bark

    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. (Submitted photo)

    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.

  • Doomed ashes find second life as furniture

    The coming decimation of the village’s ash tree population by an invasive Asian beetle is a dismal story, but the ashes could have a second life as furniture, cabinets, flooring and artwork.