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Hugelkultur with dead Ash EAB

 
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Hi permies! Is there any problem using dead Ash trees killed by the emerald Ash beetle (EAB) in a hugelkultur mound. I wouldn't think so but I figured I'd ask.....thanks in advance.

I also have a large dead pine and Willow tree that I wish to incorporate. Any ideas with these supplies?
 
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ash are probably not coming back in the US, might want to save some as lumber if they are good for milling, and not rotted yet, before burying.
just a thought, ash has very unique properties for woodwork,
 
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I don't think there would be any issues using it for a hugel.  Once it's dead, the lumber value starts to decrease very quickly as the log dries and checks.  Go for it and welcome to Permies!
 
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The only issue I would see with ash would be if it had been treated at some point with insecticide for the borers. That stuff is pretty gnarly and would be present in the wood. It isn’t specific to the borers and thus could be bad for beneficial bugs.
 
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