Grant helps two parks replace ruined ash trees

There are 10 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Sep 14, 2010, titled Grant helps two parks replace ruined ash trees. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

A federal grant will help two state parks in northwestern Ohio begin to replace ash trees lost to a voracious Asian beetle that's wiping out forests across the state.

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Give me the contract

Apple Creek, OH

#1 Sep 14, 2010
Lemme get this straight: 168 grand to plant trees? Ummm...are these not wooded areas?

Ummm...dude? Woodlands are self-replicating!

If you cut down the dead trees, new ones will eventually fill in those spaces. That's how a woods works!

By the figures listed here, it works out to $254 per tree! I'll take that contract!

More nonsense from the feds...
Im just sayin

Dublin, OH

#2 Sep 14, 2010
More government stupidy.I lost two ash trees to the borer in 1990 and if anyone I had called would have come to look at what I found on my trees maybe ash trees would have had a chance.
Im just sayin

Dublin, OH

#3 Sep 14, 2010
Stupidity.Sorry
Tea Farty

Columbus, OH

#4 Sep 14, 2010
Good idea. Better to spend money replacing trees than trying to enforce quarantines that don't work.
Tea Farty

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 14, 2010
Give me the contract wrote:
Lemme get this straight: 168 grand to plant trees? Ummm...are these not wooded areas?
Ummm...dude? Woodlands are self-replicating!...
Umm...dude, they're trying to CHANGE THE SPECIES COMPOSITION to something that's not ash and won't get eaten by the borers. Hence the bald cypress and so forth.

Second, it's parkland, which means there are people stomping over all the regeneration. So, they've got to plant small saplings.
dude

Columbus, OH

#6 Sep 14, 2010
I heard the Asian beetle could could eat a ton of bark, be full, and a half hour later be hungry again.
Memories

United States

#7 Sep 14, 2010
Many a teeage girl got pregnant under those trees...it was those hot ashes that turned on the
guys.
Munchies

United States

#8 Sep 14, 2010
Naw..that was Harold & Kumar after smoking all that weed.
dude wrote:
I heard the Asian beetle could could eat a ton of bark, be full, and a half hour later be hungry again.

“American gvt is in the bag”

Since: Sep 10

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#9 Sep 14, 2010
Im just sayin wrote:
More government stupidy.I lost two ash trees to the borer in 1990 and if anyone I had called would have come to look at what I found on my trees maybe ash trees would have had a chance.
It is possible that your trees may have been killed by the native ash borer, called the "banded ash borer" or lilac ash borer. It typically only attacks a small percentage of trees, usualyl stressed trees. Whereas the Asian emerald ash borer kills like 98% of large healthy trees.
Timber

Watseka, IL

#10 Sep 14, 2010
What a bunch of ash holes!

Paul Bunyon, Jr.

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