And if we do nothing, it’s just a matter of time before they’ll ALL be devoured by the emerald ash borer. But who wants to be a Debbie Downer when you can Be A Smart Ash?
Do you have an ash tree?
There are simple ways to identify ash trees:
- Opposite branching – meaning a branch protruding from a tree limb has a mate protruding from the exact opposite side of the limb
- Compound leaves – defined by having more than one leaflet per leaf connecting to a stem that has a bud at its base
- Diamond-pattern bark – mature ash trees have distinct diamond patterns on their bark
Want a free tree?
If you have room for a new tree in the public right-of-way next to your property, you may be eligible to have a free tree planted for you.