This 56-year old Modesto ash is one of the largest that still remains in the neighborhood.
It is 82-ft tall with an 11.5-ft girth. Millions of ash trees have died in the Midwest from the Emerald Ash Borer. It will be only a matter of time before this pest finds its way to California. Therefore, planting ash today is a risky proposition. Most species of ash require ample irrigation, which make them poorly adapted to hotter and drier summers predicted in the future.