Thursday, 22 September 2022

Perth's trees

Perth's trees are having some issues. We drove through, and it wasn't until later that I'd figured that my camera was on manual focus! These photos are from August 7th.


It's the Emerald Ash Borer that is to blame. The plan has been approved by council. 

 

21 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Too bad, so sad.

Tom said...

...they look the same here. We can thank China for importing them.

Patio Postcards said...

That is so sad to see that the trees are dead or dying. We have been having our two Ash trees inoculated against The Emerald Ash Borer, but still one of the trees has a lot of dead branches this year ... I think it will die completely in the next year. SO sad about this.

From yesterday's post, how beautiful are those deer.

Jeanie said...

We went through that with the Emerald Ash Borer here too -- it's so sad. Some of those trees are so beautiful and knowing they have to come down is so sad. I'm so sorry.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Replacing trees in pavement areas is not the easiest of tasks... I wish them (and the people of Perth) the best for their streetscape!!! YAM xx

Karen said...

The ash in my yard is losing the battle too. Mike cut part of it off a couple of years back but the rest is ready to come down. The cabinets and livingroom floor in my house are ash. When the blight was starting to show up, some of the trees were salvaged. In probably ten years time it will be impossible to get ash wood.

Barbara R. said...

A big job ahead...and hopefully the replants will not be the same species that's falling prey to the borer. We have had many forest trees decimated around western NC by a disease of a strange name "Hemlock Wooly Aglelgid."

Barbara R. said...

Oh, my mistake...it's an insect, not a disease.

Elephant's Child said...

I am so sorry. The loss of a tree (let alone trees) is always a tragedy.

Nancy J said...

Guess they think they know what they will be attempting to do. Maybe the roots and trunk have a free area where they can dig deeply.So good to give the residents that notice.

RedPat said...

That is so sad.

Kay said...

That's really too bad. We are having a problem here with our native ohia trees on the Big Island. I think government is allocating some money to help save them. I think.

Mae Travels said...

Our town lost its ash trees some years ago. Unfortunately the street trees in one area were planted very close to one another, so the roots were intertwined, which allowed the pests to spread rapidly and efficiently throughout the neighborhood. I think the replacements were varied among several species of trees in hopes that a similar disaster would be less likely. But you never know how to evade a disaster, do you?

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The Furry Gnome said...

We've got a lot of those dead and dying ash trees around here too.

William Kendall said...

I wonder if the person using Paint to highlight those trees knows how to use the program properly.

Leigh said...

Perth looks like a very charming town. Too bad about the trees though.

Christine said...

Very sad

Far Side of Fifty said...

The City Forester should know better that to just plant one Ash after another...they need to plant a variety of trees on the boulevard to escape problems that just go from one species of trees and wipe them all out:(

Lowcarb team member said...

Always sad to see trees that are dead or dying.

All the best Jan

Cloudia said...

Trees are so noble. One instinctively feels in sympathy. I wish your dreams all the best

Divers and Sundry said...

I saw an article about the Emerald Ash Borer the other day. It talked about management techniques they've tried. What a shame :(