EAB is a wood boring beetle that feeds on Ash trees. Our beautiful Ash trees of Connecticut have been under severe attack for several years now and the damage can be seen everywhere. There are three types of Ash tree in Connecticut, White, Green and Black Ash (or Mountain Ash). The Emerald Ash Borer is attracted to the White and Green varieties but not the Black Ash trees.
How To Grow Healthy Trees In Your Yard
Grass and trees don't always get along
Below I have our very first video blog post. Yes, they will improve with experience, so bear with me. We have a very pathetic looking Blue Spruce tree in our yard. It has been looking worse each year. In actuality, the forest is the healthiest place for trees to grow. WHY? The area under the trees ends up being like a healthy compost due to the fallen leaves, branches, ferns, and tubers, as well as dead animals and insects on the forest floor. These things create a wonderful, nutrient rich growing environment for the trees.
I'm sure you've noticed that often times the grass under your trees is sparse at best and sometimes the trees are not as healthy as they could be. This is a result of the battle for water, nutrients, and oxygen that goes on between the two.
The next time you go on a hike in the woods, take notice, you don't see much, if any grass growing. There is no competition between the roots of the trees and grass like there is in a landscaped yard. That's where we come in to give a hand and make the growing environment more copacetic.
We decided to change the area under the tree on our property and see how our own Blue Spruce does when this concept is applied. See the video below and we will keep you updated throughout the year.
Jim Dean Explains The Relationship Between Grass and Trees
My name is Jim Dean
I have been a licensed Arborist for over 20 years. I have a passion for Arboriculture and would like to pass along my experiences and knowledge that I've gained over the years to you.