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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
An outstanding ash tree!
What I have yet to mention is the fact that I found this tree at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France. I met one of the horticulturalists and told him about emerald ash borer in Les Etats-Unis. He told me about some pest that is killing all the horsechestnuts in Paris.
I suggest a compromise. Go ahead and use a single species on one block or on one street. Just don't make use of a single species for more than a certain small percent of the overall urban forest. There is nothing more strikingly beautiful than streets such as Cherokee and Harbrook where a single species is utilized (kentucky coffeetree and ginkgo respectively).