Sunday, April 11, 2010

Backyard Transformation

This past weekend we went out of state
To help my niece and her husband
Transform their yard.



The ash trees in the backyard
Unfortunately were infested with 
The emerald Ash Borer
The trees were slowly being
Eaten to death
So they needed to come down

The Emerald Ash Borer Larvae
It eats the layer of the tree that supplies 

Water and nutrients
You cans see the trail where it
Has bored

The only proper way 
In their township to 
Dispose of them is to 
Either chip 
Or burn them
This is what a full grown one looks like

For more info on Emerald Ash Borer

So of course
The men  went off
To the local HD and got a chipper
Insert Tim Taylor from Tool Time

I will posting the front yard next


  1. What a shame the trees were so damaged. It is great to see families helping one another. My sons are helping me with my yard.

    ~ Tracy

  2. Wow, that looks like a ton of work. Very sweet of you & your husband to help them out! NG