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What Makes Alexandria Beautiful, Tree Edition: The Survival of a Green Ash Tree

(Photo: Leah Bancheri)

By Leah Bancheri

Alexandria, VA – A tree nearly as old as Alexandria is tucked away in a peaceful courtyard in Del Ray. The Green Ash at 6 Nelson Ave is a large and beautiful tree that rises far above the two buildings composing the Manor House Apartments. The tree is a National Champion tree, which is no surprise given its stature and magnificent canopy. Green Ash trees are threatened by the Emerald Ash borer, a type of Beetle that feeds on Ash trees. However, Green Ash trees may possess a genetic resistance to such insects. 

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