Eastern Kentucky University

Poster Title

Ash Tree (Fraxinus) Population Data for Monitoring the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) at Taylor Fork Ecological Area, Madison County, Kentucky

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Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract

The objective of this study was to collect baseline data for use in monitoring and management of the ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) at the Taylor Fork Ecological Area (Taylor Fork) in central Kentucky, in preparation for the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis). All ash trees located within the property lines of Taylor Fork were identified and the diameter at breast height (DBH) determined. There were forty-two ash trees located inside the boundaries of Taylor Fork. There was no significant difference in mean (± SD) DBH between white (n=18) and green (n= 23) ash tree species (17.6±12.2 vs 22.8±20.4 cm, respectively). The majority of green ash were located in moist soil or creek habitat, while white ash were mainly located in upland habitat.

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Ash Tree (Fraxinus) Population Data for Monitoring the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) at Taylor Fork Ecological Area, Madison County, Kentucky

The objective of this study was to collect baseline data for use in monitoring and management of the ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) at the Taylor Fork Ecological Area (Taylor Fork) in central Kentucky, in preparation for the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis). All ash trees located within the property lines of Taylor Fork were identified and the diameter at breast height (DBH) determined. There were forty-two ash trees located inside the boundaries of Taylor Fork. There was no significant difference in mean (± SD) DBH between white (n=18) and green (n= 23) ash tree species (17.6±12.2 vs 22.8±20.4 cm, respectively). The majority of green ash were located in moist soil or creek habitat, while white ash were mainly located in upland habitat.