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So, Do I Have an Ash Tree? And Is It Being Treated? (updated)

June 3, 2011

The Association completed its Ash tree treatments last month. This has prompted the reasonable question is my ash street tree being treated? If so, is it being treated by the Association or the City? This article will answer those questions.

Before we list which trees are healthy enough to still be treated, let’s assume you aren’t aware why you should care about ash trees or what one even looks like. Several folks who asked why our volunteers were treating their street trees were unaware of the threat to ash trees. Many people were unaware they even had ash trees.

  • You should care about ash trees because they represent a sizeable portion of our valuable tree canopy.
  • Ashes were planted in great numbers in the wake of Dutch Elm disease, which killed many of the neighborhood’s original street trees in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Now the ashes are being killed by the Emerald Ash Borer, introduced accidentally from Asia.
  • All ashes infected by the borer will die if they are left untreated.
  • Unsure if you have an ash? Look at this identification guide: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/E2942.pdf

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the following folks: Chad Tinkel, City Arborist, for treating as many of our ash trees as his budget allows and giving us the inventory of trees; Board Member and arborist Kasey Krouse who assessed the remaining trees for viability; Board Member Cheryl McCarthy who assisted during treatments; and Board VP and master gardener Pat Thomson who has pursued this issue, made the phone calls, assisted with assessment and did the vast majority of the treatments, hauling gallons of water for each tree the neighborhood took on. Thank you, all!

With those thoughts explained, let’s move on to the lists of street trees to be treated. Here are some things to bear in mind:

  • These are street trees in the city’s right of way only.
  • If you have an ash in your yard proper, you’ll need to have it treated yourself.
  • Some of the addresses in the lists are approximate. As the city cataloged its ash inventory, they wrote down the address of the tree, not the house; if you live on a corner lot, double-check the listings for your side street!
  • The list of City-treated Ash trees defines trees that were healthy enough to have been treated LAST YEAR (2010).
  • The City is conducting its 2011 survey now. The list may get a bit shorter this year as a few of the City-treated trees are now showing visible signs of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation.
  • And, finally, if your ash street tree isn’t listed in either of the following files, I’m sorry to say that it wasn’t healthy enough to warrant treatment. Unfortunately, once the EAB has infested enough to cause a substantial portion of upper branches to die, i.e., not leaf out,  there is no effective treatment.

As always, feel free to contact us with questions: Southwood_Park@yahoo.com.

— Steve McCord

Here are the trees being treated by the City of Fort Wayne:

Arlington Avenue: 4621, 4717, 4725, 4726, 4814

Beaver Avenue: 4207, 4248, 4318, 4414, 4529* (2), 4601, 4607, 4712

Crestwood Drive: 4633

Indiana Avenue: 4101, 4314*, 4501*

Korte Lane: 1220 (2), 1225
Maple Grove Avenue: 711* (2)
Maxine Drive: 600*, 716*, 920, 1006, 1100*, 1123
Old Mill Road: 4806
Pasadena Drive: 601*, 916, 1006
Pembroke Lane: 4409, 4417
Prange Drive: 802
Sherwood Terrace: 1359*
South Wayne Avenue: 4505, 4506, 4530, 4626, 4630, 4631, 4702
Stratford Road: 4711, 4725, 4818
Tacoma Avenue: 4226, 4521
Westover Road: 1102, 1168, 1225
* indicates adjacent trees, i.e., trees on side streets of corner lots

And here are the trees being treated by Historic Southwood Park:

  • Site is the east-to-west or north-to-south tree location on the property relative to other street trees on the property’s park strip.
  • DBH is the diameter of the Ash tree.  It determined the amount of Xytect required to properly treat the tree. 
  • X12ml is the actual milliliter amount of treatment. 
  • Date is the date the tree was treated.

address

site

DBH

x12 ml

date

4600 arlington (adjacent) 2 24 288 5/11
4600 arlington (adjacent) 4 14 168 5/11
4613 arlington (adjacent) 1 18 216 5/11
4705 arlington 1 8 96 5/11
4810 arlington 1 8 96 5/11
4215 beaver 1 18 216 5/13
4311 beaver 1 10 120 5/13
4315 beaver 1 6 72 5/13
4315 beaver 2 10 120 5/13
4408 beaver 1 22 264 5/13
4604 beaver 1 22 264 5/13
4611 beaver 1 6 72 5/13
4717 beaver 1 16 192 5/13
4720 beaver 1 16 192 5/13
4730 beaver 1 16 192 5/13
4802 beaver 1 12 144 5/13
4802 beaver 2 14 168 5/13
4702 crestwood 5 18 216 5/17
4210 drury 7 8 96 5/17
4305 drury 1 14 168 5/17
4319 drury 1 12 144 5/17
4010 indiana 1 24 288 5/14
4131 indiana 1 12 144 5/14
4314 indiana (adjacent) 3 32 384 5/14
1201 korte 3 18 216 5/11
1230 korte 3 30 360 5/11
630 maplegrove (adjacent) 1 14 168 5/11
630 maplegrove (adjacent) 2 16 192 5/11
711 maplegrove (adjacent) 1 18 216 5/11
711 maplegrove (adjacent) 4 28 336 *
1007 maxine 1 28 336 5/14
4600 old mill 3 16 192 5/19
4727 old mill 1 18 216 5/19
914 pasadena 1 18 216 5/12
915 pasadena 1 18 216 5/12
926 pasadena 1 18 216 5/12
927 pasadena 1 20 240 5/12
1001 pasadena 1 12 144 5/12
4405 pembroke 1 18 216 5/17
4420 pembroke 1 28 336 5/17
4725 pembroke 1 12 144 5/17
810 prange 1 20 240 5/19
1001 prange 1 18 216 5/19
1001 prange 2 20 240 5/19
1012 prange (adjacent) 1 20 240 5/19
525 sherwood ter 3 16 192 5/14
1358 sherwood ter (adjacent) 2 22 264 5/14
4518 s. wayne 3 16 192 5/19
4623 s. wayne 2 18 216 5/19
4627 s. wayne 1 16 216 5/19
4721 s. wayne 1 18 216 5/19
4726 s. wayne 1 20 240 5/19
4825 s. wayne 1 19 228
4629 stratford 1 36 432 5/14
4720 stratford 1 34 408 5/14
1201 sunset (adjacent) 2 18 216 5/11
1202 sunset 1 18 216 5/11
1321 sunset 1 28 336 5/11
1328 sunset 1 20 240 5/11
1328 sunset 3 20 240 5/11
4002 tacoma 1 20 240 5/12
4006 tacoma 1 18 216 5/12
4202 tacoma 2 16 192 5/12
4410 tacoma 1 34 408 5/12
4414 tacoma 1 22 264 5/12
4424 tacoma 1 18 216 5/12
4501 tacoma (adjacent) 1 16 192 5/12**
4501 tacoma (adjacent) 2 20 240 5/12**
1107 westover 2 10 120 5/17
1107 westover 3 12 144 5/17
1310 westover 2 36 432 5/14
823 west foster (adjacent) 2 15 180 5/11
901 west foster (adjacent) 3 14 168
2 Comments leave one →
  1. pat thomson permalink
    June 4, 2011 6:52 am

    Great article, Steve. Thanks for putting it together. I just want to add one thing: the list of City-treated Ash trees defines trees that were healthy enough to have been treated LAST YEAR (2010). The list may get a bit shorter this year as a few of the City-treated trees are now showing visible signs of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation. Unfortunately, once the EAB has infested enough to cause a substantial portion of upper branches to die, i.e., not leaf out, there is no effective treatment.

    • June 4, 2011 12:09 pm

      Thanks, Pat. I’m going to add your comment to the article to ensure everyone sees it.

      Steve

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