There is a vine at the base of my ash tree and it has grown up the bark. I believe it is killing my tree. How do I begin to help my tree, if it isn't too late?
It depends on the vine. Some vines, like wisteria and honeysuckle, will eventually kill the trees they grow on. Others, like clematis, will not. What kind of vine is it?
I planted 10 claret ash trees a year ago & all are doing well except one that got broken off just above the top of the host rootstock. A new centre shoot grew right next to the broken off trunk & is about 1 mtr. tall now but it has leaves that are a lot larger than those on the other 9 trees. Also there are 6 other smaller shoots at ground level of the rootstock with leaves that are the same as the other 9 trees. I am confused which is claret ash & which should I prune.
Anything that is growing above the graft collar should be the Claret Ash. Anything below the graft collar will be the root stock. In trees, the graft is not always at the base of the tree. It may have been located just below the canopy and may have broken off when the tree was damaged. I would try to locate the graft collar and prune below that. If you cannot find the graft collar, it may have broken off and the whole thing will be offshoots from rootstock.
As you have similar trees in your yard, you can look on those to compare and see where the graft collar is located on those trees.
At the very base of the tree there is a small soft spot, large enough to put your finger in. What could this be?
It could be collar rot. This article discussed collar rot on maples: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/maple/maple-tree-bark-disease.htm
It might be borer damage. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/ash/emerald-ash-borer.htm
What is the droppings from my ash tree? This year my tree is dropping green clumps (looks like seeds), and it never did this before. The tree is about 20 years old.
It is quite possible that your tree is dropping clumps of green seed pods.
I just had a Raywood ash planted in my yard 3 weeks ago and it has lost most of its leaves. I know that transplanted trees go into shock and losing leaves is not uncommon. The tree gets plenty of water. What can I expect from here and should I be worried?
Depending on the trunk size of the tree, it should be getting 10-20 gallons of water a week. A complete defoliation should not kill the tree, but it will require extra attention during the next growing season. If you aren't getting an inch of rain a week, you should continue to supplement water until first hard frost. Then, you should give the plant 5 gallons every other week until temperatures stay below 25-28*F., at night on a regular basis. Most plants can withstand total leaf loss and be fine the next year, even though this definitely stresses the tree.
The large ash trees in our back garden have TPO's on them. We are worried about ash tree die back and who is responsible for paying if they need to be destroyed. We have read they have to be burnt and buried on site. This would be impossible.
You should consult your local governing ordinances and elected officials on such matters.
I have an indoor ash tree and have two questions. Is it normal for the tree to start to have yellow/brown leaves in the winter? And for the foliage to be less willing to grow?
I normally put Aud-Tree outside in the spring and take her in before first frost. Is this a strange question? Yes, probably. But I LOVE my tree!
Ash trees need a dormant season, so it is normal for them to lose leaves and slow their growth. They need to rest. Reduce watering a little and do not fertilize. It actually might be best if you can find it a dark cool location for it over the winter in your house.