The cold weather and frozen ground has allowed us to drive our heavy equipment on the golf course and continue our Ash Tree removal and replacement program. Several Ash trees we have removed show extensive damage from the Emerald Ash Borer. Our goal is to remove all Ash Trees over the next several winters and phase in a diversity of new trees planted in strategic locations. The first of these plantings will take place this spring in conjunction with the Renovation Plan.
This is the first evidence I've seen of cold weather damage. The recent cold snap caused this tree to split. Unfortunately we'll have to remove this tree for safety reasons.
Tunneling of the Emerald Ash Borer is evident in the photos below.