Anyone seen a dead ash tree yet

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  1. chaser

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    following on from the new forest posts , has anyone seen any dead ash trees yet , some diesese is said to be killing them but not seen any around here yet.
     
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    I wish the one in my next door neighbours garden would die, everything falls in my garden.:rolleyes:
     
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    That's true:( just been around my fields this morning and noticed the leaves have started falling but definitely not dead(y)
     
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    Thought they were a) indestructible and b) self-perpetuating - so many round our way (just near Ash Green!) that self seed in the 12" space between our garage and the fence, or the 2ft gap between the house and the other side fence!

    Bit like the responses by eg Alan Gemill, Bill Sowerbutts etc that I happened to hear on Gardeners Question Time on Sunday about 15 years ago. The question was how near to a house should one plant a sycamore? The answer - about 5 miles ........
     
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    Our nieghbour has two masive Ash trees monsters they are we live in hope not saying anymore incase they ever join Fun lol
     
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    Can Honestly say havn't seen any dead ones, but, the log fella in LANJETH, seems to have a heap in his yard to cut up
     
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    There are some dead ash about - the bulk of the dead ash has been in juvenile trees up to about 6 years old - it takes a long time to hit a mature Ash the first signs would be going 'stag headed' where the upper branches are devoid of foliage. You will see far more dead ash in Denmark where is has been endemic for quite a few years now. There is a ban on movement of Ash trees in the UK which has been in place since 2012 and there is no sign of it being lifted - consequently there is no UK production.
     
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    We have one in the boundary between us and next door. The worst thing about it is that when the new leaves are coming out, the pigeons feast on the leaves and they must act as a pigeon laxative :madder:. They line their ar$es over the windscreen of the van and let go, have to clean the front of the van every day from about May to July:swear2:. Once the leaves are fully out there isn't a problem, if there wernt so many houses as close, I would get an air rifle and look up recipes for pigeon pie.
     
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    They go great in my log burner
     
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    Excelent whether green or seasoned, that's why I was interested , should be plenty good logs about soon(y)
     
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    Agree, best fire wood. I've noticed a couple within sight of the house the have seemed to have dead branches. Is it a sudden or gradual death do you know?

    Dick
     
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    Apparently, ash isn't an excellent firewood- it just happens to be pretty good green or dried. There are better woods to burn but they don't grow so quickly.
     
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    I find its a steady burn as opposed to other hard woods and gives off a good heat.
     
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