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Ash Tree Regowth

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From: Matt Cozzi
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St. Charles, IL
I had an ash tree was was cut down due to infestation by the ash borer beetle. New branches have sprouted from the base of the truck. Should I allow the tree to regrow or should I cut down the new growth to avoid possible reinfestation?

 
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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
jhayek@illinois.edu
If this were happening in my yard, I would simply grind out the ash stump and sprouts, and plant a suitable native tree or shrub adjacent to the said stump.

 
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