I have tiny oval white bugs on my Ash tree. The new growth leaves curl up into clumps. I don't know what they are or how to get rid of them. Can you help me? I have attached a couple of pictures.
This could be Mealybugs or Woolly Aphids.
Either insect can be treated with Neem OIl.
Here are a couple of links with more information.
I attempted to transplant of a young Green Ash (I think, I posted a pic) that's seen very little care. In the process, all of the roots snapped; they were very brittle. The tree itself looks quite healthy. Anyway, what's left is the 8 foot tree with nothing but its bulb and a few fibrous roots. I planted it deep in mulch and stabilized it. I've been running water to it for a few hours a day. Is there any chance it will survive? Is there anything anyone might recommend to increase its chances?
We did not receive the image, but new tree care is pretty consistent no matter the variety.
It is a tough time of year with warm temperatures for success, but I would give it a go.
The lack of root ball is an issue, but sometimes trees can survive even this issue.
Water daily for at least 2 weeks, even longer in this instance.
You will just need to wait and see on this one. Best of luck.
Here is a link about new tree planting care.
Is there any way to prevent an ash tree from producing all the little seed pods?
You can buy a product called "fruit eliminator". It can greatly reduce the amount of fruit and seeds a tree produces.
Is it true that you can use a piece of copper wire around a tree to prevent it from producing seeds? The tree is an ash and drops thousands of seed every spring. We were told to wrap copper wire around the tree and keep tightening it.
This is actually likely to kill the tree. Copper is rather toxic to the tree and tightening the wire will essentially slowly girdle the tree, which could eventually kill it. It is possible that the stress to the tree from such a tactic could reduce the energy it has towards producing seeds, but the long term effects would not make it worth it.
I would recommend that you actually try to improve care to the tree. Trees will often increase the number of seeds produced if they feel stressed. Make sure the tree is getting enough water and is fertilized regularly. You can also hire a tree care professional to spray your tree with a chemical that will help to sterilize the tree. It is not 100% effective with ash trees, but can significantly reduce the number of seeds. This chemical needs to be applied yearly.
My raywood ash was planted 6 months ago; it was about 15 ft tall. It looks very healthy, but has not grown more than a few inches. Live in northern California, San Jose area.
It's a bit late to transplant a tree at 15 feet, and in the first year or so it will be making new roots, and you wil not see much growth. My Raywoods were planted 6 years ago, are now 15/20 feet and gave a spectacular display of colour this fall for the first time.
The Raywood Ash tree is listed as a fast growing tree.
It's yearly growth rate can be about 1 ft per year and will grow faster with more water and fertilizer.
Your tree sounds to be healthy and likely is just becoming established.
Here are some links with more information.
How to help it recover?
Here is a link that will help you.
My ash tree was treated for ash borer and now I am seeing larvae on our cedar deck near where the tree is. It seems the larvae are moving out from the tree. How do I kill these larvae or stop their spread before they make nests in my decking? I also have a puppy, so I want to have you know that too in case of a recommended pesticide or is she eats one. Thank you!
There is a lot of research being done to control the Emerald Ash Borer.
I would contact the nearest Agriculture office near you to report an infestation.
Here are some links for you.