We have a Claret ash that is experiencing die back. It has thickened areas on the base of branches. Can we fix this and how?The tree is about three years old. We have had some extreme weather conditions since it has been planted.
Could you please send us pictures of the dieback and of the thickened areas? This will help us diagnose the tree.
I have a Claret Ash which is now about 10 yrs old and about 6 m high. It is spectacular but the leaves have never turned red, only yellow, then they fall. Is there something I can treat the soil with to help? Our neighbors on both sides have the same soil and have stunning shades of red and orange.
I would recommend having a soil test done. This will help determine what, if anything, is missing in your particular spot so that you can fix it. This should help correct the issue.
We have suckers growing at the base of our Mountain Ash. If we try to root and grow one of the suckers, will it become a tree in the end or only become a branch? What is the best way to root it if you say it is possible?
You can grow a new tree from the suckers. If you dig around the base of the sucker, check to see if it has its own root system. If it does, you can simply dig it out and cut it away from the parent plant. Then place it in a pot and give it plenty of water until you see new growth. Then it can be planted out in the ground. If you do not see that it has its own root system, scrape a little bark away from below the soil line on the sucker and then cover the wound back up with soil. Check back every month or so until you see roots develop and then follow the instructions above.
I have a Modesto Ash and an Arizona Ahe tree (about 20' tall). I haven't a clue how or when to prune them. I also would like to know how and when to prune the Japanese Privot trees.
This animated guide from the Arbor Day Foundation should be helpful for you. https://www.arborday.org/trees/pruning/
Really, most trees are pruned about the same. Remove any diseased or broken branches. Remove branches that are rubbing against others or are growing too close to others and then trim as you see fit to shape the tree.
How do I grow Ash trees from seed?
These seeds normally require cold treatment prior to planting but once this is achieved, you can plant the seed in some potting mix as with most any plant. Once the little tree is big enough, usually after a whole season, you can plant out to its permanent location. Here is more information:
Just noticed that my ash tree, 13 years old, is dying. The branches are drying up and the leaves are falling. At the end of winter and early spring, it was full of leaves but it has since gradually begun losing all its leaves. It gets water regularly because it sits on the lawn with a sprinkler system. What can I do?
The first thing that came to my mind was the emerald ash borer - dead branches and leaf loss are possible signs. I would review the following article and verify the presence of this damaging insect:
I have a young ash tree that has all of a sudden started turning yellow (the leaves on one side and near the bottom). The only change has been that I added another bag of soil and planted marigolds around the base. Am I suffocating it? I have pics but not sure I can send them to you. HELP!
Yes, covering the roots can suffocate them. But, as it an ash tree, it may be a pest called emerald ash borer. I would have a professional come to look at the tree. This is a very serious pest that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible if it has infected a tree.