May 3, 2014. The key Ash tree at the Sharon, CT site
May 5th, 2014. An Ash tree at the Salibury, CT site
Ash/EAB EcoPeace Treaty
April 21, 2014. The street is lined with Ash trees at the Sharon, CT, site.
May 6, 2014. Ash trees are leafing-out late after a harsh and long winter
At the end of the 2014 season, "MAIN", an Ash trees at the Omega Institute site, is healthy. There are no signs of Emerald Ash Borer on this or any other research site.
At the Red Hook, NY, site, this Ash tree is right on the side of a pond.
Autumn, 2013. The Ash trees we call "The Twins" are at the end of this path, at the top of the hill.
Marker flag is set so that people visiting the Blairstown, NJ site know that there is research on the Ash trees.
Almost all the trees on this treeline in Blairstown, NJ, are Ash trees.
At the Salisbury, CT, site, this Ash tree is actually healthy but just needs some dead branches pruned away.
One of the tallest Ash trees at the Alford, MA, site
Key Ash tree right in front of the owner's home at the Sharon, CT site.
Young Ash trees at the Red Hook site.
"Main" Ash Tree at Omega Institute site
2014 Progress and Results with Ash trees and Emerald Ash Borer Research
First visits to the Ash and Emerald Ash Borer EcoPeace Treaty research sites in 2014 were in February, 2014. After a harsh winter, the Ash trees were leafing out rather late. Since trees make food for themselves in their leaves, leafing-out late puts a stress on the trees. They must use up their stored resources until the leaves are unfurled and in food production.
The structure of an EcoPeace Treaty is an up-side-down triangle. The organisms at the top, which are usually at odds with each other, come into dynamic balance when the agreement is mediated by Dr. Jim Conroy. Please see the triangle in the slide show above.
At the end of the season, the Ash trees were healthy and strong. There was no sign of Ash Borer at any of the Hudson Valley or New Jersey sites.