Aerial Assault: Dead and Dying Ash Pose Hazard

    October 4, 2017

    American white ash infested with emerald ash borer become weaker from the initial time of infestation, becoming more susceptible to stem breakage and windthrow during windy conditions.  According to Donald Eggen of the Division of Forest Health (PA Bureau of Forestry, DCNR), a recent uptick of accidents has occurred throughout the ash/EAB range in the US, a spike he attributes to the inherent danger in dealing with the massive population of dying ash.  Read the full article:  PA Forests 2017 Fall Reed Ash danger article