Ash Tree Removal and Utilization

P1020707Today we traveled to the south side of Monona Bay to remove a green ash near the end of its life cycle. No signs of emerald ash borer, but this tree had lost the majority of its canopy to old age. We cut and lowered one side of the remaining canopy at a time and then dropped the slingshot-shaped trunk. To recycle the wood, we delivered the chips from the smaller branches to a nearby homeowner and Paul Morrison from The Wood Cycle picked up the trunk logs to use as lumber and firewood. A fine project on this warm and sunny first day of fall.