In 2014, a White Ash Tree near the recreation building was cut down. This White Ash tree was badly damaged by ash borers. These insects have been spreading across the United States for decades. Unfortunately, the insects have made their way to the east coast and have taken with them nearly all of the ash trees. I am privileged to get to be able to work with the ash lumber and salvage what could be the last of the Ash trees this size in our lifetime.
Due to the nature of the way these insects feed on the trees, they leave behind a path underneath the bark. I’ve really enjoyed being able to turn these Ash Trees into live-edge pieces. You can see the insect paths on the tables, cutting boards and photo frames.