Asked February 19, 2021, 11:13 PM EST
I have 7 acres of woods which appears to have been primarily populated with Ash trees. There are many maple some elm and oak and a lot of Red Pine as well. I have lost most of the Ash trees due to the emeral ash bore beatle. As these trees fall and I remove them, I would like to "re-forest" the property. I would like to keep it forested if possilble. Parts of the property can be swamping and there is a sand ridge that runs through the property as well. The house appears to be built on top of the sand ridge. So my question, would you recommend re-planting some more Ash trees, or will the ash bore just attack them, or are there other recommendations you would have?
Also, I have some very large and likely very old maple trees near my house. Does MSU offer any arborist to inspect trees and would you recommend an arborist in the Saginaw, MI area that could let me know if the trees are healthy. I am concerned that they may fall on the house if they are nearing their life span.
3280 Lawndale Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48603
Saginaw County Michigan