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.