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Q.If An Ash Tree Has Been Killed By The Emerald Ash Borer, But It Has Shoots Growing From The Root System, Can The Dead Tree Be Cut

Zone 61548 | wowden added on August 6, 2020 | Answered

down and have the ground treated for the borer and save the shoot? We bought the house with two dead elms in the front yard. The shoot is about 3 1/2 feet tall.

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Answered on August 7, 2020

Yes, this would be ideal in this situation. Once treated, the new tree should be just fine. Just make sure that you take preventative measures against borers in the future.

Here is an article that will help you to keep them away:


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