ASH TREE SALVAGE
— PLIGHT OF THE ASH TREE —
Since its arrival to the US in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a slender green beetle no smaller than a penny, has been rapidly destroying entire populations of Ash trees. EAB is native to East Asia and is believed to have arrived in the US aboard wood packing crates from China. This invasive exotic pest has since destroyed over tens of millions of Ash trees in North America. Unfortunately, dead and dying trees pose a huge liability to urban areas where Ash is commonly planted along community streets. Many city officials in affected areas have decided that the most cost-effective route to keep their city’s infrastructure intact is to remove all the Ash trees, including healthy ones, before EAB can create such a liability.
— SALVAGING NATURES BEAUTY —
Aronson Woodworks collaborates with local tree care and removal companies to salvage these beautiful urban trees which would otherwise be turned into mulch or compost – or disposed of in a landfill. It is our goal to make the most out of one of our natural resources by salvaging the lumber from these valuable trees and turning them into furniture built to last for lifetimes.