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A Couple of Pics of the Local Mountain Ash
10-04-2014, 02:03 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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They are really heavy with berries this year, like I've never seen them.

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10-04-2014, 02:12 AM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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My Mountain Ash didn't produce a single berry this year. But. The ones in town are loaded. dunno.gif
10-04-2014, 02:21 AM #3
Gumby AKA Chtumby
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We don't have those down here, all we have is Kudzu

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10-04-2014, 02:21 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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The Rowan or Mountain ash is exceptionally gorgeous this year. The silk tails, or Bohemian Waxwings as they're fancily known as, won't eat them until they freeze I only recently learned.

Quote:Waxwings can be very tame in winter, entering towns and gardens in search of food, rowan berries being a particular favourite. They can metabolise alcohol produced in fermenting fruit, but can still become intoxicated, sometimes fatally.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_waxwing

The drunktard birds are just waiting for it aren't they? 13.gif It's not frosted here yet
10-04-2014, 02:27 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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(10-04-2014, 02:12 AM)Shadow Wrote:  My Mountain Ash didn't produce a single berry this year. But. The ones in town are loaded. dunno.gif

Did it flower? June was cold as a mofo over here and I was worried about pollination, but unnecessarily it seems.
10-04-2014, 04:41 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quite a large population of ash trees here in Ontario are being devasted by the Emerald ash borer beetle.

I actually had an tree doctor come to look at my Mulberry tree (growing massively well) and my neighbor's ash (humungous) and give me a pruning quote. Anyway, he said the ash tree is dying from insects and that it will be a nightmare to deal with.

My mother's neighbourhood's ash trees (quite a few of them) have recently been seriously been invested and when I drove around a few weeks ago, it was very noticeable that the City removed many of them.

http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/...ash-borer/
10-04-2014, 04:48 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(10-04-2014, 02:27 AM)Octo Wrote:  Did it flower? June was cold as a mofo over here and I was worried about pollination, but unnecessarily it seems.

It did flower but I never got the bees back this year, the owners of the bees had 70% die off over the winter tissueguy.gif
10-04-2014, 04:58 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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That's sad tissueguy.gif



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