2007; Kovacs et al. 2007). In Maine, documented episodes of Black Ash dieback show a relation to freezing and drought stress, with most documented episodes coinciding with the occurrence of severe soil frosts (Livingston and White 1997; Auclair et al. 2015. 2016b (draft). obs. 1891, The Midewiwin or 'Grand Medicine Society' of the Ojibwa, SI-BAE Annual Report #7. Published 28 April 2016. Smith, G., and J.E. EAB is an ash-dependent species that can complete its life cycle in all native Canadian ash species, but Black Ash appears to be the most susceptible of all North American hosts (Smith et al. Dispersal across the Great Lakes is likely less common because of the distances involved but is plausible (see Dispersal and Migration), while dispersal from the United States well into Canada is likely infrequent. Burned sites also may be re-colonized through the wind-dispersed seed." Zoladeski, C.A., R.J. Delorme, and G.M. The durable wood is valued commercially for tool handles, furniture, interior finishing and flooring. 1987; USDA NRCS 2006). It is caused by the anamorph of the non-native ascomycete Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus(anamorph name Chalara fraxinea). Arévalo, J.R., J.K. DeCoster, S.D. Jackson, S.M., F. Pinto, J.R. Malcolm, and E.R. Lyons, and B. J.Sinclair. Sinclair. 54:540. The Relationship Between Trees and Human Health Evidence from the Spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. Email correspondence with C.S. 2014; Wagner and Todd 2015; van Grinsven et al. The Blaney et al. 2013), with densities now uniform in release and non-release sites (Duan et al. [exported January 2017]. February 2017. Black Ash is wind-pollinated and its winged samaras promote wind dispersal (Erdmann et al. Though uncommon and sparsely scattered near the margins of its range, its distribution is relatively continuous within the Atlantic and Great Lakes Plains National Ecological Areas and into the Boreal National Ecological Area. Carolina ash also prefers those hardiness zones but likes swampy areas. Glyphosate Resistance in Crops and Weeds: History, Development, and Management. Upper Darby, PA. 38 pp. The threat described here applies only to harvesting on sites that are subsequently left to regenerate naturally and does not include forest conversion to other uses. 4(6):751-758. In a five-year study (2010 to 2014) of 17 small, nearly pure stands of Red Ash near Detroit, Michigan, Kashian (2016) observed regeneration, including recruitment into the canopy, despite a well-established population of EAB. Bauer, and R.G. The rarity of Black Ash means that sample sizes are small, but these data strongly point to decline. Orwig, R. Field, and G. Motzkin. Email correspondence with C.S. 115:151-161. Forest Inventory and Analysis 2010 to 2015 survey plot data. Dexter (1951). 38(4):622-628. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 52:7-16. Coordination of Fraxinus Conservation on Tribal and Public Lands. This policy provides opportunities for municipalities to relax regulations upon the presentation and provincial approval of a watercourse management plan. nov., causative agent of current Dutch elm disease pandemics. Q2 R35: Politique de protection des rives, du littoral et des plaines inondables (last amended in 2014). Roberts, N. Djan-Chekar, and K.P. Criterion B (Small Distribution Range and Decline or Fluctuation): Does not meet criteria. Data provided by national and provincial forestry agencies indicate that in 2014 at least 600 km2 were treated with herbicide within the core range of Black Ash (NFD 2016). Black Ash is not closely related to any other North American native ashes (Wallander 2008, 2013), and is placed in section Fraxinus with European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and Narrow-leaved Ash (Fraxinus angustifolia) of Europe and Manchurian Ash (Fraxinus mandshurica) of eastern Asia (Wallander 2013). At the western edge of its range in southeastern Manitoba, Black Ash is the dominant canopy tree in high quality riparian forests that support at least seven provincially rare or uncommon understory species with eastern North American affinity (Kornelson and Hamel 2015). (2018) analysis does not allow definite prediction of Black Ash population loss. 2013. 1989. Black Ash can flower at about 30 to 40 years of age (Heinselman 1981) when stems reach 8 cm in diameter at breast height (Wright 1953). Can. Herbicide treatment is a common forest management practice throughout the Canadian range of Black Ash, with the exception of Quebec, where a provincial ban on forest herbicide use on public lands was enacted in 2001 (Kopra 2006). 2016. Batzer and A.H. Baldwin (eds.). Digital database, Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, Sackville NB. American Journal of Botany. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. In general, a warming climate would be expected to move climate zones northward and enhance northward survival of a presumed climate-limited insect such as EAB (Dukes et al. 2018). First report of the ash dieback pathogen Chalara fraxinea on Fraxinus excelsior in Austria. 2014. Many times, nearly all the trees on such sites are black ash, and there are few, if any, alternative species to plant. Harrar. 1999 to 2017. National Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service. Crosthwaite, J.C., S. Sobek, D.B. Plant Pathology. Her Ph.D. on Soapweed (Yucca glauca) – yucca moth mutualisms in southeast Alberta was followed by an NSERC Industrial Post-doctoral Fellowship with Abitibi-Bowater in Nova Scotia on forestry regulations in treed peatlands. Forest inventory sampling plot data. Ecological Monographs. Forestry. Director of Forestry, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources, Eskasoni, NS. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Entomol. Blaney, concerning the distribution, abundance and status of Black Ash in Quebec and Ontario. 2013. Emery. Population dynamics of Fraxinus nigra in response flood-level variations, in northwestern Québec. 8th edition. The most significant research that indicates some potential for ash persistence is outlined below. Flooded Jellyskin is mainly found in calcareous forested vernal ponds fringed by flood-tolerant trees. Crow, R.M. comm. Sobek-Swant, S., J.C. Crosthwaite, D.B. comm. The small areas involved and uncommon status of Black Ash in Newfoundland and Anticosti Island mean that any declines caused by introduced deer and Moose are unlikely to be significant in relation to the total Canadian population. In the United States hundreds of millions to billions of ash trees have succumbed to Emerald Ash Borer and the loss of billions more is anticipated (Poland and McCullough 2006; Wagner and Todd 2015). Blaney, concerning the distribution, abundance and status of Black Ash in Ontario and Quebec. 87:S59. Smart, and R.E. 1987; Lees and West 1988; Wright and Rauscher 1990; Wright and Rauscher 1990). 2008. 2017. Blaney, concerning the distribution, abundance and status of Black Ash in Ontario and Quebec. Forestry 86: 515–522, doi:10.1093/forestry/cpt031. 23 pp. 57:166-173. 1999 to 2017). Areas with Black Ash that might be affected by renewable energy development are trivial in relation to the national range. 2013. Plant Health Progress. Williams, O. Kulinich, and Y.I. Professional botanist, Ottawa ON. 1999 to 2017). Fire and succession in the conifer forests of northern North America. Nova Scotia also has well-established planted and wild populations of European Ash (F. excelsior) which could have served as a vector for disease or insect pests. Seeds ripen from late August to September and are dispersed by wind and water from October to the following spring. Master's Thesis, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN. Venette, R.C., and M. Abrahamson. Wallander, E., 2013. Geographic Information Systems –The Journey of the Black Ash Project. It arose from the need for a single, official, scientifically sound, national listing of wildlife species at risk. Host resistance of five Fraxinus species to Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) and effects of paclobutrazol and fertilization. 1989 to 2016). Patterson (Jr.), and K.M. 115:70-79. 2014). 2018) occur over much of the Manitoba range, but this would still represent well below 1% of the Canadian total. comm. Hutchinson, R.E. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Hurlburt, D. 2013. 2004. Evidence of this decline and possible causes are discussed in Threats. 33. Journal of Vegetation Science. Crown is small and open, with large spreding or ascending branches. Drenkhan, R., H. Sander and M. Hanso. Les presses de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal. In Gros Morne National Park and a few other areas within the provincial range of Black Ash, densities as high as 14.6/km2 have been observed (McLaren et al. Kashian, D.M., and J.A. OMNRF (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry). Petrice, T.M. Ahlgren, C.E. 1998. Exploratory survey for the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera:Buprestidae), and its natural enemies in China. Classification of Threats adopted from IUCN-CMP, Salafsky et al. 269:222–228. Effective seed dispersal across a fragmented landscape. xii + 48 pp. Available from Nova Forest Alliance, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Davies (Jr.). 15-63 in: R.G. Douglas, S.M. 982 pp. Mazerolle, concerning Black Ash seed viability, germination potential and germination requirements. 2006), but Klooster et al. Using the same GIS interpolation of EAB-experienced minimum temperatures that was utilized in DeSantis et al. 2011). In all of these jurisdictions there are still unsearched suitable habitats with high potential for additional occurrences. A non-native disease or insect is a plausible cause given that no native pathogens are known to substantially influence populations (see Limiting Factors). Frequency and effects of these galls in wild Black Ash are unknown, but the gall has been observed in both Ontario and New Brunswick Black Ash (Blaney and Mazerolle pers. comm. Dill G.M., R.D. Other tree species with comparable flood tolerance may be limited in some areas, thus limiting canopy replacement. Discussion between Mark MacPhail and Donna Hurlburt concerning sourcing ash for basketry in Nova Scotia. There has been no recruitment into the 10+ cm diameter class recorded since 1980 and all 23 trees ever recorded are now dead (10 recorded as cut, 12 as standing dead, one with no record after 1965). Peterson (Jr.), and C.D. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2005), GoBotany. Sork, V., and P. Smouse. Global ForestWatch Canada, 2012, Year of Sustainable Energy for All #2. Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Genetics of Host-Par­asite Interactions. Mazerolle, concerning the documented distribution of Emerald Ash Borer in the United States and Canada. 2017. Deer browse clipping study in the Lake States Region. Any regrowth under lines would not reach reproductive size. Criterion E (Quantitative Analysis): Not done. Extensive documentation of Black Ash habitat and associated species and communities are found in Erdmann et al. Annual Review of Entomology. Pp. 2016. Management for general conservation purposes provides minimal protection against the impacts of Emerald Ash Borer, as the intensive effort required to inoculate individual trees against the beetle is impractical for large scale application (Herms et al. Hale, and D.M. Nantel, P. pers. 9(3):142. The virus was initially identified in White Ash and named White Ash Mosaic Virus but has since been noted in Black Ash showing signs of dieback, both on trees with mild mosaic symptoms (irregularly mottled leaves) and on asymptomatic trees (Machado-Caballero et al. No fieldwork was carried out specifically for the preparation of this status report, because the limited field time permitted by available funding would not have substantially increased knowledge of the rangewide distribution, abundance or status in such a widespread species. Kashian (2016) suggests that pure ash stands may more effectively resist EAB than ash in the mixed hardwood stands that predominated in earlier studies (Kashian and Witter 2011; Burr and McCullough 2014; Klooster et al. Auclair, A.N., W.E. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, call ahead to verify hours, and remember to practice ... 0 Photo. Black Ash would also occur on most First Nations lands within its Canadian range, excepting areas heavily built upon or already heavily affected by Emerald Ash Borer, and excepting some First Nations lands in Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island where Black Ash is uncommon. Le guide des papillons du Québec. Embryo immaturity and dormancy of Black Ash. Ken Baldwin, Forest Ecologist, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Sault Ste. (Beavers eating Black Ash would be considered in category 8.2, if it were considered a threat, which it is not. 47(1-4):29-37. 2007. Mortality of ash species is little studied in Canada, but Black Ash is the most EAB-susceptible of all ashes in the northeast United States. comm. 2010. It is not especially fire tolerant but does sprout vigorously from base, and also good dispersal from adjacent areas post-fire. Telephone correspondence with C.S. Etheridge D.A., D.A. 2nd Edition. (in press). 10 pp. Scope is at the low end of the given 1-10% range. (presently not an active link), Beasley, R.R., and P.M. Pijut. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (PDF), Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology. 2015. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. A plague of deer. Adventitious shoot regeneration and rooting procedures have also been developed (Beasley and Pijut 2010). Watkins, L. pers. The State of Canada’s Forests: Annual Report 2015 (PDF). Save. 2017. If that level of warming equated to a corresponding increase in minimum annual temperatures, there would be very little Black Ash with any climatic protection from EAB. 2017). Because Black Ash is still common over most of its extensive Canadian range, there are clearly many thousands of undocumented occurrences and hundreds or more documented occurrences from various herbaria, local plant lists or personal observations that were not compiled for this report. 65 (as amended), Endangered Species Act: Chapter 11 of the Acts of 1998, Forest conservation by-laws in Ontario (PDF), Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Ecological Restoration: Restoring Aboriginal Cultural Landscapes with Iskatewizaagegan No. 57(6):1177. This may be significant in determining northern and southern range limits. Meeker, J.E., I.E. Plant communities of Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, U.S.A. Canadian Journal of Botany. Southern Ontario Wetland Conversion Analysis: Final Report. 2017. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Washington DC. wikp (Wolastoqiyik) (First Nations Forestry Program 2006), Emerald ash borer in North America: a research and regulatory challenge. Large numbers of Black Ash fruits can remain on trees and continue to disperse into early winter (Curtis 1959; Blaney and Mazerolle pers. Map illustrating the spatial extent of intact forest landscapes within the range of the Black Ash in Canada. Plant Physiology. 2005. Mason, D. Mollov, and J.A. Iroquois Medical Botany. 64:531-540. Site factors affecting Black Ash ring growth in northern Minnesota. NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnology Information). 25 pp. Other historical losses from large and small dams would be extensive but not relevant to the score here looking into the future. Morin, X., D. Viner, and I. Chuine. Washington, DC. 1990. Matsuoka, S.M., C.M. Q2 R35: Politique de protection des rives, du littoral et des plaines inondables, Monographie de l'île d'Anticosti (Golfe Saint-Laurent), Species at Risk Act: COSEWIC assessments and status reports, Wildlife species description and significance, Acknowledgements and authorities contacted, Appendix 1. comm. McCullough. Witter. 88:2529–2540. Cappaert, D., D.G. In Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, new occurrences are documented every year, although these generally do not represent large populations with healthy reproductive individuals (AC CDC 2017). Lee. Could phenotypic plasticity limit an invasive species? Alces. Amer. A Strategy for Growing Black Ash in the Maritime Provinces. Fontenot, B. Sangunett, and B. Hannon. In southwestern-most Ontario, especially from Windsor to London, ash mortality is very high (Rowlinson pers. Comparative dendroclimatological analysis of two Black Ash and two white cedar populations from contrasting sites in the Lake Duparquet region, northwestern Quebec. Koop. 2007. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. Algoma. 2014. Bonner, F.T. Email correspondence with C.S. 65(4):422-426. rugosa), Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis), White Spruce (Picea glauca), Red Maple (Acer rubrum) and Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera). 1999. Straw, N.A., D.T. 2000 to 2016; AC CDC 2017). Forests. 2013), meaning that if it were introduced, effects could be severe. A careful and comprehensive analysis by Ducks Unlimited (2010), calculated that 72% of wetlands greater than 10 ha had been lost within southern Ontario’s Mixedwood Plains ecosystem (nearly identical to the Ontario portion of the Great Lakes Plains National Ecological Area), from pre-settlement to 2002. How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine and Crafts.Dover Publications Inc., New York. US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Non-timber forest products - Some targeted harvesting of species for firewood and for basketry, veneers, trims, often for Aboriginal purposes (George No Date). Kostichka, and J.E. Bauer, and R.A. Haack. Mazerolle), Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, Sackville NB. Two photos of Black Ash leaves showing heavy curling, a prominent symptom of unhealthy Black Ash. comm. 254:390-406. 1962. 948 pp. 2. Également disponible en français sous le titre Ếvaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le Frêne noir (Fraxinus nigra) au Canada. aagimaatig/ aagimaak/ aasaakamig/ aagamaatig (oog-plural; Ojibwe) (Densmore 1974; Meeker et al. Criterion D (Very Small or Restricted Population): Although population is considered to have 2 locations, it is not a very small or restricted population and is not at risk of becoming critically endangered due to human activities or stochastic events in a very short period of time. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington MA. COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. 155(1):205-222. 25:353-369. 21:821-836. Long, J. Rebbeck, A. Smith, K. Gandhi, and D.A. New Brunswick: proposed tungsten and molybdenum open pit mine jointly owned by Northcliff Resources Ltd. and Geodex Minerals Ltd. 2015a. November 11, 2016. Albany CA. In Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Black Ash is not ranked (SNR). Smitley, C.S. US Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin FHTET-2014-09. 69. It has an intermediate light requirement and a tendency toward greater abundance in more alkaline sites. Regulations limiting harvesting in wetlands and riparian zones would mitigate forestry effects on Black Ash. Ash Cycles : Defy Range 2014 - Frames Clothing + Shoes Helmets Bmx and Jump Spares Trainers Panniers and Bags Bikes Pumps Hydration Mudguards Lights Maintenance Steering Computers Pedals Transmission Parts Handlebars Saddles + Posts Braking Wheels, Tyres, Tubes Racks and baskets Scooters Locks bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, UK, Ashcycles.com Email correspondence with C.S. (Ed). Stoney Point First Nation. [accessed January 2017]. Executive Director and Senior Scientist (C.S. (2018) as 162,430,465 mature individuals (diameter at breast height of 10 cm or more), with 51.0% in Ontario, 43.9% in Quebec, 5.1% in New Brunswick and <1% in other provinces. Discussion of suppression of broad-leaved species to enhance conifer regeneration, which often follows commercial forest harvesting, is given under Wood and Pulp Plantations below. Forest Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Sault Ste. 2014b). 2006. In a fashionable and stylish black ash colour, the Montreal laminate will have the appealing and consistent array of natural colours. Cover illustration/photo: Sean Blaney and David Mazerolle. Propagation protocol for Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra Marsh.). Blackwell Science, Malden MA. Although ash dieback is poorly understood, the large geographic scale and locally high mortality rates documented in the United States suggest it should be considered a threat in Canada. 2017) and from Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia (where Moose are native but where exceptionally high populations have also dramatically altered vegetation, eliminating forest regeneration over large areas; Blaney and Mazerolle pers. Interspecific patterns of ash decline and mortality in a common garden. Permanent sample plot data, for plots containing Black Ash (1965-present), and for current age classes of all plots (2013 to 2016). Auclair et al. MacLean, R.G. Unpublished data, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Forestry Division, Truro, NS. An unusual design featuring small, vertical V cut grooves, this internal door will feel at home when fitted along with modern interior. Email correspondence with D.M. Public awareness of EAB may have the unintended consequence, potentially beyond the range of EAB, of driving private landowners to actively target and cut down ash trees before they become infested and lose their value. Flore Laurentienne. Bauer, R.G. 2010). Frost survival of plants. Van Driesche (Ed.). Dynamics of surviving ash (Fraxinus spp.) Observations of intensive browsing significantly impacting the vigour of sapling Black Ash are known in Gros Morne National Park (Wentzell pers. 2010. 1971. MFFPQ (Ministère des forêts, de la faune et des parcs du Québec). The Mi'kmaq in CEPI (2006) attribute the decline of Black Ash around the Bras d'Or Lakes in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to climate change because it alters germination conditions. 2000. Rowlinson, D. 2017. The higher incidence of decline near roads may relate to altered hydrology (i.e. Bernards, and B.J. Hicke. 94(5):636. Weed, A.S., M.P. 2014. 2003. Interspecific hybrids involving Black Ash and planted Black Ash outside the native range are not considered part of the population under assessment in this report (COSEWIC 2010). Bressette, J.W., H. Beck and V.B. Meyer. Therefore, if human management of beavers is not in place, there may be a temporary negative impact. Sinclair, W.A., H.M. Griffiths, and R.E. US national Emerald Ash Borer occurrence database. Biological Invasions. 1999 to 2017). Siegert, N.W., D.G. 1996). Journal of Arboriculture. The extent of cold-induced EAB mortality that would significantly reduce ash mortality is not yet well understood. 1964. The phytoplasma associated with ash yellows and lilac witches'-broom:‘Candidatus Phytoplasma fraxini’. 3 pp. John F. Townsend, Staff Botanist, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Richmond VA. Jean-Pierre Tremblay, Professor, Centre for Northern Studies - Centre for Forest Research, Université Laval, Quebec QC. COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada). COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada). Kashian, D.M., 2016. For sale due to downsizing. A reduction in the index of area of occupancy, due to EAB-caused mortality, will likely accompany the projected decline in the total number of mature individuals. Van Grinsven, M.J., J.P. Shannon, J.C. Davis, N.W. 370 pp. MFFPQ (Ministère des forêts, de la faune et des parcs du Québec). comm. Woods, S.L. Only 1 to 20% of Black Ash trees are typically suitable for basket making (Benedict and Frelich 2008; Diamond 2009). 2011. Medicinal uses - sap, leaves, bark, seeds (Arnson 1981; College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute and U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service No date; Fox No Date; Garrick 2012; George No Date). A homopteran insect that is likely Cottony Ash Psyllid (definite identification of the immature specimen not possible) was collected from curled Black Ash leaves on the Taxis River in central New Brunswick in 2017 (Blaney and Mazerolle pers. Curtis (1959) called the winter-shed fruits “ice boats”. comm. Stange, R. Harrington, J. Ehrenfeld, J. Gurevich, M. Lerdau, K. Stinson, R. Wick, and M. Ayres. McCullough. It typically does not exceed 50 cm in girth (Farrar 1995; maxima 97 cm and 148 cm from Ohio and Iowa [Pardo 1978; American Forests 2012]). 2016. comm. Black Ash is of national conservation concern only because of the severe threat posed by the introduced Emerald Ash Borer. 60. 1953. Control of coppice regrowth in roadside woodlands. Hansen, H.L., L.W. NA-PR-02-04. Davis. Thompson, D.G., and D. Pitt. in Plant Ecology from the University of Toronto, and he spent eight summers as a naturalist in Algonquin Provincial Park, where he co-authored the second edition of the park's plant checklist. Northern Red Maple and Black Ash Swamps. Minimum annual air temperature zone, and percentage of Black Ash susceptible to EAB if given temperature represents the minimum survivable temperature for EAB, Minimum Annual EAB-experienced temperature zone, and percentage of Black Ash susceptible to EAB if given temperature represents the minimum survivable temperature for EAB. There is little published on long-term impacts of industrial forestry on Black Ash populations. Santamour, F.S. Further to the Terms and conditions for this website, some of the photos, drawings, and graphical elements found in material produced by COSEWIC are subject to copyrights held by other organizations and by individuals. Frelich. One detailed modelling study (Morin et al. McCullough, T.M. Ophiostoma novo-ulmi sp. 54(3):291-311. Gandhi, A. Smith, C.P. Natural Resources Canada. Cottony Ash Psyllid, Psyllopsis discrepans (Flor) (Homoptera: Psyllidae). Defining species guilds in the central hardwood forest, USA. popula­tions in areas long infested by Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis). comm. Whitehill, D.F. Influence of dam regulation on 55-year canopy shifts in riparian forests. Threatened and Endangered Information: This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Its northern limits are not precisely documented throughout the boreal forest, but it is known to occur north to approximately 50.2ºN in Quebec and 53ºN in Ontario. 239:13-20. Generation time for this report is estimated at 60 years, which may be an underestimate for this relatively long-lived, slow growing species. Emerald Ash Borer (IUCN Threat 8.1 Invasive Non-native Species). Email correspondence with C.S. No specific cause of Black Ash population decline and poor health in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and adjacent southeastern New Brunswick has yet been identified. It is, however, human suppression of less commercially valuable species that is expected to represent the largest impact of commercial forestry, especially the large-scale application of herbicide to control broad-leaved species. 2014. Michael J. Oldham, Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Peterborough ON. October 15 to 16, 2014. p. 8. USDA Forest Service. The impact of Emerald Ash Borer on forests within the Huron River watershed. Broquet, Saint-Constant QC. Journal of Natural History. young post-fire Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) - aspen (Populus spp.) 2015. Emerald Ash Borer bio-controls have been initiated in parts of southern Ontario and Quebec, but their effectiveness is uncertain. Knight, K.J. Ash regeneration in the wake of emerald ash borer: will it restore ash or sustain the outbreak?. On older trees, the bark is grey with near-vertical, narrow, scaly strips (Harlow and Harrar 1979; Farrar 1995). 269:26-30. The overall calculated and assigned threat impact is ‘medium’ for Black Ash. 1997. Across its Canadian range, Black Ash is widespread on provincial and federal Crown land and occurs in hundreds of provincial parks, conservation areas, public and non-governmental nature reserves, and other lands managed fully or partially for conservation. 2017. Forest Ecology and Management. Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871: The 1800s (1806 to 1871). Although deer may be significantly affecting Black Ash in some other areas of Canada (such as the highly fragmented woodlots of the Lake Erie region of Ontario, where they were considered a threat to Blue Ash [COSEWIC 2014]), deer have not been identified as a significant factor over most of the Canadian range. CMH (Connell Memorial Herbarium). 1999 to 2017). Forest ecosystem toposequences in Manitoba. Since their introduction to Anticosti Island in 1896, White-tailed Deer have proliferated in the absence of natural predators to densities at or above 20 individuals per square kilometre (Potvin and Breton 2005; Levy 2006). Changes in climate at the magnitude and speed predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2014) will likely bring about considerable changes in forest composition and ecosystem processes in North America (Iverson et al. Herald Publishing Co., Sylva NC. In Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, conifer planting and seeding activities are annually carried out over more than 1,000 km2 (NRCAN 2013, 2014, 2015), roughly equivalent to 0.1% of the species’ Canadian range. 235-239. Black Ash in Nova Scotia at present is generally small, non-reproductive and frequently visibly unhealthy (Blaney and Mazerolle pers. Even in large, healthy trees mortality can occur within three years, with modelling based on field observation suggesting 50% stand mortality after four years (Knight et al. ; formerly Spartina spp.) During a period of at least 2 months of cold stratification, the embryo utilizes reserves from the endosperm and later breaks the seed coat in spring when warmer temperatures return (Steinbauer 1987; Simpson pers. Eggert, A.W. Wallander, E. 2008. Black Ash 150mm Shiplap Cladding; Black Ash 151mm Shiplap Cladding; Black Ash 100mm Open V Cladding; Rosewood External Cladding . 2016. Potvin, F., P. Beaupré, and G. Laprise. McGarrigle, E. pers. arundinaca) (Palik et al. Roy, V., J.-C. Ruel, and A.P. 1990). Mazerolle and C.S. Introduction of biological control agents began in Ontario and Quebec in 2015. Small rodents such as squirrels (Sciurus spp., Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), chipmunks (Tamias spp.) Ash demography in the wake of the Emerald Ash Borer: will regeneration restore ash or sustain the invasion?. The basal sprouts grew much faster than seedlings and in a mast year 27% of large sprouts produced seed when most or all were less than 10 years old. Tardif and Bergeron (1999) note that yearly flooding events in a riparian Black Ash stand lasted an average of 24 days, with some events lasting up to 65 days. Wetlands 37: 787–799. McCaul, E. pers. Louise Noreau, Direction des inventaires forestiers, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, Québec QC. [accessed January 2017]. 2017. 61:107-125. 2006. Oldham, M.J. pers. 1993; Davidson-Hunt et al. Economic Botany. Hodkinson, I.D. [received from Stephen Clayden, herbarium curator, in May 2016], NLDEC (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation). COSEWIC comprises members from each provincial and territorial government wildlife agency, four federal entities (Canadian Wildlife Service, Parks Canada Agency, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership, chaired by the Canadian Museum of Nature), three non-government science members and the co-chairs of the species specialist subcommittees and the Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge subcommittee. comm. 262(3):263-286. Black Ash is resistant to temporary flooding occurrences. You will not receive a reply. Native trees of Canada. Lees, J.C.W., and R.C. Handfield, L. 2011. Herms, D.A., W. Klooster, K.S. Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service. 2008). Black Ash has a significant ecological, ethnobotanical and cultural importance. Kathleen S. Knight, Research Ecologist, Northern Research Station, United States Forest Service, Delaware OH. 2011. Wagner, and J.S. Herms, C.E. Recovery and Action Plan for Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra) in Nova Scotia. Blaney, concerning the effects of Emerald Ash Borer on Black Ash in Ontario. Textbook of Dendrology: covering the important forest trees of the United States and Canada 5th Ed. comm. Marie-Victorin, frère, 1935. Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 1989. West. The phytosociology of northern Wisconsin upland openings. Res. The Ojibwe are also reported to have produced a blue fabric dye from Black Ash bark (Gilmore 1933). 56:405. 4(2):100-103. 1988. Redfern and Shirley 2002) and thus could have been introduced in Canada, but no direct comment on whether it is native to North America could be found. 1987. 2017); Quebec: Timber volume data (MFFPQ 2018) converted using a ratio of number of individuals over 10 cm diameter to volume derived from 181,932 Quebec forestry plots. Martin, A.C., H.S. (2008) summarized their results as suggesting a loss of heterozygosity due to inbreeding at the Oxford site and noted that there was no evidence to suggest limiting the supplementation of Nova Scotian subpopulations with individuals derived from New Brunswick subpopulations. The broader-winged fruits of Black Ash (vs. Red or White Ash) with their blunter proximal ends, may be trading water floatation potential against wind-dispersal potential. Under natural conditions, seeds thus generally take at least 1.5 years to germinate, only fully overcoming dormancy in the second spring after seed fall or later. Heinselman, M.L. Increased demand for renewable energy may drive further development of large hydroelectric dams within Black Ash range in the future (Canadian Hydropower Association 2017), but this is unlikely to affect a large portion of the species’ habitat. Individuals are generally polygamous (unisexual and bisexual flowers borne on the same tree), but occasionally unisexual. Wilson. 2012). The autecology of major tree species in the north central region of Ontario. Effects of climate on emerald ash borer mortality and the potential for ash survival in North America. Presumed or potentially native pathogens are here classified as limiting factors rather than threats, as is an incompletely explained phenomenon called “ash dieback”. 2000 to 2016), and for this report a few unverifiable occurrences reported from atypical habitats and regions for Black Ash have been presumed to represent European Ash. Plant Disease. 2010. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 2017. 2006. Influence of host stress on emerald ash borer (Coleoptera:Buprestidae) adult density, development, and distribution in Fraxinus pennsylvanica trees. Sean Basquill, Provincial Biologist, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Kentville NS. This invasive species was first detected in Canada (Windsor, Ontario) in 2002 and has since expanded its range as far west as Winnipeg, Manitoba, and east to Bedford, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Agricultural College & Dalhousie University, Truro, Nova Scotia. Grunig, R. Berndt, T. Kowalski, T.N. 2011. The northernmost portion of black ash's range extends from Newfoundland to southeastern Manitoba . Reclassification of the Butternut canker fungus, Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum, into the genus Ophiognomonia. The winged single-seeded samaras mature from July to September or October and are dispersed from early fall throughout the winter until early spring (Schopmeyer 1974; Erdmann et al. First year seedlings may reach a height of over 15 cm (Erdmann et al. (2015) examined ash regeneration in the Essex county area (southwestern Ontario) following EAB infestation and found abundant ash regeneration in the area. 40(8):250‐259. Marie, ON. Mazerolle, concerning the distribution, abundance and standing timber volume of Black Ash in Quebec. 2017. Mazerolle, concerning subnational status ranks and ranking dates for Black Ash in Canada. Newsletter of the Michigan Entemological Society. In Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, which contain the species’ core Canadian range, collective annual forest area harvested has averaged 334,000 ha in recent years (Natural Resources Canada 2013, 2014, 2015), which represents roughly 0.36% of Black Ash’s extent of occurrence, equating to 21.6% over 60 years (one generation); calculations beyond 60 years are complicated by second harvests of the same areas. Bill No. They indicated that there was a low chance that the regenerated ash would reach maturity as there is a presence of EAB within the area and documented a 19% infestation rate in the regenerating ash stems. After various research assistant positions, he worked from 2003 to 2005 as coordinator for plant survey and monitoring projects at the Bouctouche Dune Eco-centre, focusing on the rare coastal plants of New Brunswick’s Northumberland Coast, including several species at risk. Rangemaster Scoria Ash Black Igneous Granite Single Bowl Sink with Reversible Drainer & Waste Kit - 1000 x 500mm Rangemaster is a name that is synonymous with high quality kitchen sinks at an affordable price, and the Scoria range follows that ethos to the letter. Fraxinus nigra. Under the right conditions they can be quickly blown across open ice of lakes and rivers. Technical Report FS-216. Simpson et al. Potential impacts of Emerald Ash Borer biocontrol on ash health and recovery in southern Michigan. 2016). Most Nova Scotian Black Ash examined in a province-wide study in 2004 were reported as being in decline with no identified cause; 98% of closely monitored trees exhibited some dieback and average dieback per tree was ~17% across nine sites over two years (Hill-Forde 2004). 1968. Introductions of three parasitoid wasps from China began in the United States in 2007: the egg parasitoid Oobius agrili (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) and the larval parasitoids Tetrastichus planipennisi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) and  Spathius agrili (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Black Ash Gun Club YEARS OF SHOOTING TRADITION We currently have 4 voice activated, lighted trap fields. Frankel (Eds.). 12(6):1839-1846. Hancock, and C.E. It is considered data sensitive in Nova Scotia by Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. Avian response to removal of a forest dominant: consequences of hemlock woolly adelgid infestations. Blaney, concerning the presence of Black Ash in national parks and national historic sites. Siegert. 16(4):401-409. Lenhart, K.N. K1A 0H3, Tel. Pomerleau, R. 1944. 2015. pp. Potvin, F., and L. Breton. Email correspondence with C.S. Wright and Rauscher (1990) report a number of fungi frequently associated with trunk rot (Stereum murrayi), butt rot (Armillarea mellea), heartwood rot (Polyporus hispidus), leaf spot (Mycosphaerella effigurata), anthracnose (Gloeosporium aridum), canker (Nectria galligena) and Ash Rust (Puccinia peridermiospra = P. sparganioides). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Adjunct Professor, Université de Montréal, Montreal QC. 2015; Iverson et al. Chapter 6 In: Dispersal Ecology: 42nd Symposium of the British Ecological Society, J.M. 147: 1-19. 2012. Available in three stunning real wood veneers Cherry and Black Ash The Rega RX-ONE loudspeaker system delivers balance, detail and dynamics thanks to a unique handmade set of Rega designed drivers and crossovers.The newly developed DX-125 bass mid-range driver (using a doped paper cone) is at the heart of the RX range and combines perfectly with the Rega ZRR high frequency … Nelson. The observed and projected decline of Black Ash will have substantial lasting impacts on the composition, structure and function of hydric ecosystems where the species is common (Beasley and Pijut 2013; DeSantis et al. Entomol. 17-18. Shading by other species limits recruitment; i.e., probably can tolerate some surrounding harvest. Google Patents. [accessed January 7, 2014]. Morin, X., C. Augspurger, and I. Chuine. The Canadian Forestry Service's National Forest Health and Biodiversity Database has catalogued over 30 species of insects, fungi and diseases which have affected Black Ash in Atlantic Canada. obs. Cottony Psyllids on Ash. 2005. Tara R. Littlefield, Rare Plant Botanist, Kentucky Natural Heritage Program, Frankfort KY. Shari MacDonald, Metadata Administrator, Land Information Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Peterborough ON. Siegert, N.W., A.R. (2008). 1996; Griffiths et al. 2015, 2017; Kashian 2016). Denneler, B., H. Asselin, Y. Bergeron, and Y. Bégin. Margaret Ormes, Director of Science Information Resources, NatureServe, Boston MA. Remaining Black Ash-associated arthropods identified by Wagner and Todd (2015) are also commonly found on White Ash, Red Ash, or both. Agriculture Handbook 654. Plamondon. Ash seed banks are relatively short lived, which may limit ability to recover from stand mortality. APG (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group). 24(1):52-60. Fraser, I., V.C. Over 100 million ash trees (all species) were estimated to have been killed by 2012 (McCullough unpubl., as cited in Donovan et al. 1999 to 2017). (ed). Ayres, M.P., and M.J. Lombardero. 1987; USDA NRCS 2006; Wright and Rauscher 1990). 43(2):159-170. Over the last two centuries, Black Ash has reportedly become scarcer in calcareous mixed-wood swamps of the Maritime provinces, declining in frequency of occurrence from 6.5% in the early 1800s to less than 1% in 1993 (Loo and Ives 2003). 1992. 2016). U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 106, 1145–1154. Harper. Black Ash decline was also found to be positively correlated with stand age and tree diameters, which may simply be a result of cohort senescence (Palik et al. Cherokee Plants an early Cherokee ethnobotanical note. D’Amato, B.J. 2007. Ronald, W.G. Based solely on observed rates of spread, all Canadian Black Ash could be affected within one generation (60 years). 1987; White 2012; Wagner and Todd 2015) and can withstand moderate to heavy winter browsing (Erdmann et al. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Black Ash Fraxinus nigra in Canada. Moore, J.E., A.B. Gramercy Publishing Company, NY. McCullough, D.R. 2007) and waterfowl may effectively contribute to long-distance dispersal (COSEWIC 2014). Additional herbarium data were obtained via the Canadensys (2016) database. 72 pp. Bossenbroek, S.N. This is not a major factor across the Canadian range. 40(4):687-702. Changes in two Minnesota forests during 14 years following catastrophic windthrow. (2000) also showed that in clearcut forested wetlands in Quebec, Black Ash can be replaced by pioneer hardwood species such as Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides) and White Birch (Betula papyrifera). Mortality caused by Emerald Ash Borer adds to substantial population decline due to habitat conversion in the past three generations (180 years, since 1837). and Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) (Douglas 2008). 2013. 2014), nursery stock, untreated lumber and wood products (McCullough and Katovich 2004; Iverson et al. 13 pp. February 2017. Kopra, K. 2006. Even without additional management, the high-density planting of conifer seedlings in cut-over areas could impact Black Ash regeneration through competition. Ruthrauff. See Limiting Factors. Wickware. 2000. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1862. Populations peaked in the 1950s and late 1990s (estimated peak of ~150,000 individuals), with the most recent estimate being 112,000 individuals (NLDEC 2015). Black Ash dieback is widely reported but incompletely understood, and has been associated with drought, excessive soil moisture, winter root kill, late spring frosts, and air pollution (Tardif and Bergeron 1997; Ward et al. Kashian, D.M., L.S. 2018). Forest Pathology. No fieldwork was carried out specifically for the preparation of this status report, because the limited field time permitted by available funding would not have substantially increased knowledge of the range-wide distribution, abundance or status of such a widespread species. Assuming the 72% wetland loss applies to Black Ash habitat throughout the Great Lakes Plains, this would translate to 6.4% habitat loss in Canada (72% of the 8.9% of Canadian Black Ash range that is within the Great Lakes Plains). and D. Lachance (Eds). Halls (Eds.). comm. In: Potter, K.M. 2016. Ten additional Black Ash-associated arthropods have been identified by Wagner and Todd (2015) as being moderately to highly threatened by ash decline. 23(8):1566-1575. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Black Ash (Figures 1 and 2) is a broadleaved hardwood tree reaching a height of 15 m to 27 m (Grimm 1962; Farrar 1995; GoBotany 2017; maximum 37 m, from Clayton, Iowa - American Forests 2012). Eos Transactions. [Accessed May 2017]. Part 5. Plant Pathology. Environmental Entomology. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, Morgantown WV. mortality on forest carbon cycling and successional dynamics in the eastern United States. Black Ash is susceptible in areas of new beaver dams where land may be flooded. Québec: Les Presses de l'Université Laval, Québec QC. ATK from Akwesasne suggests that dumping in Black Ash habitat is an issue (http://www.americanindian.si.edu/environment/pdf/transcripts/01_04_Akwesasne_Mohawk_Challenge.pdf). [Accessed March 2018], Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island. Map outlining the global range of the Black Ash in Canada and the United States; symbols indicate occurrence records within Canada. March 5, 2018. 1999 to 2017; AC CDC 2017). 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