The Ash trees in Ohio are dying,
thanks to the Emerald Ash Borer.
It is an invasive species from Asia
which I believe has been
dispersing from Canada.
I helped my parents clean up and pile
firewood from an Ash tree in their yard.
I like to be outside and get some
exercise, I enjoy that. But it is sad
to see the results of this insect
decimate our Ash trees. They
have spread to all counties in
Ohio except one. ( and that may
be outdated information?)
The drawing is from a photo on
the internet. Did I mention that I
am not fond of creepy crawlies?
According to The Ohio Dept. of Ag.,
there are insecticide treatments.
The time required, costs and mixed
effectiveness make fighting the insect
a difficult decision for the land
owner. Often the tree doesn't
exhibit signs of a problem until the
insect has done significant damage.
So many of the trees are becoming
firewood for the winter. Sad...
Another journal page...
As the late summer days have been
cool here in Ohio (though I hear the
80's will be back again next week)
I need to get out and enjoy the
weather while it's still nice!
So I'm off for a walk as soon
as I hit the Publish button.
By the way, linking up with
over at Balzer Designs. Julie has a
gorgeous post up about art journal
pages without any writing.
What have you been up to?