Thursday, August 11, 2011

Emerald Ash Borer at TCGCC

This morning we cut down two Ash trees on hole #12, the large one behind the green was 45 years old.  Both of these trees were 90% dead from the Emerald Ash Borer.  These little creatures live just under the bark and create little channels which stop the flow of food and water to the tree.  The green committee has decided to remove five more on the right of #8 this fall as they are in poor condition.  We are currently treating the largest and most healthy specimen on #8.  This treatment is not a guarantee and it will need to be treated twice a year for it's entire life.