Emerald ash borer replacements
What trees should we plant when the emerald ash borer takes our green ash trees? Green ash was the tree to plant to replace our American elms, which became the victims of Dutch elm disease that struck in the 1960s and 70s. While it was not as elegant a tree as the splendid arching branches of the elm, green ash was valued for its cold hardiness, ability to grow in poor soil, its durable structure, and for its disease and insect resistance.
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