My Ash Story: Tree to Yoke

My Ash Story: Tree to Yoke

I enjoyed Allaire Diamond’s article about ash trees and [emerald ash borer] in the last issue of Panorama. Here is a link to a YouTube video my son made about carving a portage yoke for his canoe from a small ash tree on our (soon-to-be-conserved) property in...
What’s your ash story?

What’s your ash story?

Our woods are on the brink of massive change. Vermont’s 150 million ash trees are all threatened by an invasive insect, emerald ash borer, that was first detected here in 2018. But for now, ash trees are largely alive and well in Vermont, providing important habitat...
Pieter’s Lens – An important time to learn more about ash trees

Pieter’s Lens – An important time to learn more about ash trees

by Pieter van Loon, VLT forester — I was recently reminded that ash trees are dioecious (pronounced die-EESH-iss). That is just a fancy way of saying there are male ash trees and female ash trees. For most of the year you can’t tell them apart, but right now it...
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Vermont

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Vermont

The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect from Asia, has been found in Orange Plainfield, Groton, Barre, Derby Line, South Hero, and in other towns in Vermont. We are saddened by this news, since ash trees are important to Vermont’s forests, towns, and...