Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cankered ash – not Chalara dieback (yet)

We are busy felling some ash for firewood for our wood-burning stove to be used winter 2013 / 14.  Cutting wood in advance is important, it would be silly to run out of dry firewood with trees to hand.  The trees we are choosing are those which are cankered, a common condition with ash, probably PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE.  Some people say to leave some in place as a haven for different forms of wildlife.   Shown below is the cross-section of a cankered trunk and a standing trunk.

Cross-section of cankered trunk

Canker on standing tree