The bark on my tree, believed to be an Ash, just started to fall off on one side from the ground to about 18 inches up and approximately 9 inches wide. It seems to be getting worse as it sets. I noticed an article stating to put the loose bark back on with duct tape to seal off the area. Is that all I do, or is there more procedures to look for?
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/repairing-tree-bark-damage.htm
My Purple Ash tree is 8 years old or so (trunk 6-8" at base of tree). It has just starting losing leaves from certain branches. They start by curling up, then yellowing and even turning brown before they fall off. I've not found any insects on them, but they do look like they may have some damage from insects. The rest of the tree looks healthy and I have a sprinkler system that has watered it with the same frequency and water time for years. Any ideas for care or treatment? Thanks, Tom
Because it is an ash tree, I would recommend having an arborist out to see it immediately. Emerald Ash Borer has become a serious pest in the US over the past few years and threatens to wipe out ash trees in the US. The tree needs to be checked for this pest and, if infected, will need to be removed and destroyed.
It may just be a fungus, and the tree will only just need a treatment of fungicide, but the Emerald Ash Borer is such a serious pest, that you need to have a professional on site to look at the tree and determine the cause of the issue.
We are putting in a pool and a couple of our 10-year-old trees (ornamental pear and ash) got a root clipped in the process (just one). They possibly have not been getting enough water during the last few weeks, either, as we have been hand watering. It's been 3+ weeks and they do look sort of dry. Is there anything I can do, other than water a lot, to keep them from dying?
What is happening to them is a lot like transplant shock, so this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
The claret Ash planted some years ago now is approximately 15 meters tall and continues to send out suckers around the base. Other than sawing off from time to time, is there another method to prevent this please?
Continual suckers indicate the tree feels it is stressed. Is there something in its environment stressing it? If this is the case, correcting that stress will stop the suckers.
I have a one and half acre plot grassed, which I keep cut and clippings collected. My problem is there are thousands, and I really mean thousands, of fungi growing in the area. There are probably a couple of hundred different types. The problem really started last year along the line of the old roots of big ash trees that I cut down about 5 years ago. What can I do to get rid of them? The ground does not drain well, although it's on a slope.
Pinpointing the exact type of fungus that is affecting your lawn may be diffcult as there are many. Nonetheless, you will need to use a fungicide on it. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/grass-fungus.htm
We have what we think is an ash tree and sometimes in spring and summer, it puts out a white to greyish sticky substance and the leaves curl. The substance falls on everything in the surrounding area. Do you know what this could be and can it be prevented?
I have an ash tree that did the same thing. It turned out to be tiny worms that rolled up in the leaves, the tree dripped gooey stuff and had the same thing with stuff falling on the ground. The tree looked sick. I got some Bayer Tree and Shrub granules and applied them around the base of the tree as the label instructed. Soon things cleared up. The following year I did the same application early in the spring so as to get ahead of the pests. It worked too and the tree had no problems. I do that same application each early spring now and the problems have not come back. There is a systemic insecticide in the Bayer product that keeps things under control and it feeds the tree too.
I have an ash tree that is well over 20 years old. The leaves from some top branches are turning brown and falling off. This has never happened before. We have it trimmed every couple of years. This is a wonderful tree and I really hate to lose it. Do you have any ideas what may be causing the problem, and is there anything I can do to save it?
I too have an old ash tree, actually two of them. One of them had problems with some kind of worm or caterpillar that would cause the upper leaves to roll up, turn brown and die. Sometimes it dripped a slimey goo as well. I told a gentleman at our local nursery about it and asked about a spray for it. He advised me that spraying does not work so well many times, so he showed me a product called Bayer Tree & Shrub. It is a fertilizer as well as a systemic insecticide. I feed the trees with it once every year and have had no further problems. Therefore, I recommend the same to you.