My ash tree died from the ash borer, but there are suckers coming from the trunk---two questions:

  1. should I cut the tree down?
  2. can I keep the suckers and trim to become a tree?

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Yes and yes, but the borers will return for never having left. Your call.

Darn the Emerald Ash Borer:

Emerald ash borer feeds primarily on ash trees, including green, white, black, and blue ash. Infestations have also been reported in white fringetree. Emerald ash borer reproduces in trees of all sizes . . . saplings to fully mature trees.

Emerald Ash Borer

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