Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: clinton township, michigan
most of the ash tree's in michigan have been wiped out, the ones that aren't dead yet are dieing. the larvae of the emerald ash borer lives between the bark and the wood in the cambium layer. the larvae feed on the cambium which is how the tree feeds itself and is basicly cut off of the ability to feed itself and dies. The larvae do not get into the lumber and it is usualy not damaged. If you mill this log, and I would, do not transport any boards with bark on them as you will spread the infestation to new areas. be sure to mill off all sapwood and bark. variations of the color of the wood are common from white to red in the same log, still beautiful especialy when flat sawn for cathiedral grain figure.
clinton township, mi. without wood their is no woodworking, mill it.