Ash Tree Replacement Ideas

 

Emerald Ash Borer in Green Bay

The Emerald Ash Borer has already reached Green Bay WI and our surrounding area. With no cure for the damage this pest causes in our landscapes, you want to treat your Ash trees early and regularly if you wish to keep the tree. The only treatment options are preventative, so Ash trees need to be treated before they become infected with the Emerald Ash Borer.  It can take up to a few of years for Emerald Ash Borer damage to kill an Ash tree once it is infected.  Once the borer has damaged the tree, the tree can’t recover.  By the time you see signs of damage from the Emerald Ash Borer it is too late to treat.  Thousands of Ash trees in our area will need to be replaced in the next decade or more.  Here are some ideas for replacements of those trees.

Large Trees

State Street™ Maple Acer miyabei ‘Morton’. This stately tree has excellent character branching. It is adaptable to many conditions and has gorgeous dark green leaves.

Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis.  The Hackberry is a fast growing tree that produces pea-sized purplish fruits in fall and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.

American Yellowwood Cladrastis kentuckea. The American Yellowwood will delight you in summer with its large, pendulous creamy white flower heads.

Autumn Gold Gingko Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’. Gingkos have an interesting fan shaped leaf that turns golden yellow in fall.

 

Small to Medium Trees

Apple Serviceberry Amelanchier x grandiflora. The Apple Serviceberry is a large tree or small tree that has white flowers in spring and brilliant fall color.

Musclewood Carpinus caroliniana. This small tree has a dense canopy with an interestingly shaped smooth trunk.

There are many more trees that may work for your landscape.  Work with a landscaper to find the right tree for your landscape.

 

If you would like to know if a tree on your property is an Ash tree or would like to start treating your Ash tree(s) please contact us.