Sunday, October 29, 2017 // A.J. Swoboda
Genesis provokes more questions, debates, and doubts than any book in the Bible. To really understand the story, we have to step back from our preconceived notions and read it through the lens of the original audience. At its heart, Genesis is about a God who makes gardens out of chaos and calls us to do the same. Understanding Genesis will help us understand the rest of the Bible.
On Saturday morning’s In The Garden With Ron Wilson show a caller asked about the Norwegian practice of coppicing. Neither Ron Wilson nor I were familiar with the term but that’s how you learn! Here’s a great article I found from the United Kingdonm.
Coppicing is an ancient form of woodland management that involves repetitive felling on the same stump, near to ground level, and allowing the shoots to regrow from that main stump. (Also known as the coppice stool).
To read the entire article on coppicing of trees, click here.
The plant’s inherent toxicity hasn’t deterred those who swear by its delicious flavor and purported medicinal properties. Read more click here.
It is getting more and more difficult to find a live ash tree in Cincinnati. A vast majority of ash trees in Cincinnati and the surrounding area have been infested and killed. Treated trees remain alive and treatments have proven quite effective.
Research is being done in infested areas to determine if treatment frequency can successfully be reduced. So far that research is not promising and the every two year recommendation remains for Treeage insecticide, and annual treatment is recommended for other insecticides.
Despite the extent of ash devastation, we occasionally find ash trees seemingly thriving without treatment. To be sure, these trees are rare but they have been reported throughout infested areas. A few of these trees have even been found by me!
What are we to make of this? So far, no foundation for the immunity or resistance has been identified by researchers. Efforts are underway to catalogue and study these trees to try to find a common thread, perhaps even to turn the tide. However, these efforts are just beginning and no conclusions have been drawn. The chances that any one ash will survive without treatment are very small.
At Arbor Doctor, we keep up to date on research and we will certainly incorporate any changes in treatment protocol into what we do. For now, no change is recommended.
This Saturday, February 10, 2018, Arbor Doctor and ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Ron Rothhaas will be joining In The Garden radio host Ron Wilson for all three hours of his gardening show from 6 AM to 9 AM Eastern time on 550 WKRC radio in Cincinnati and nationwide on iHeart radio and In The Garden affiliates.
During the show we will be touching on a myriad of subjects including trees, weather, and Ron Rothhaas’s recent return from the Ohio Tree Care Conference. We may even take some of your calls. So listen in live or listen later on the podcast. You can also join the Garden Party chat during the show by going to the In The Garden With Ron Wilson fan page and looking for the current garden party link. You’ll be glad you did!
Snow all around Cincinnati? The uninitiated may think so. This is virga, snow falling but not reaching the ground due to dry air near the surface. The radar beam is higher farther from the radar site so it is picking up snow a distance from the site but not at the site itself.