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What's wrong with my ash?
« on: May 26, 2014, 05:54:16 PM »
One of my ash trees has sparse leaves everywhere except at the bottom. ( There is a vine growing up the trunk so the greenery near the trunk is not ash).
 

 

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This has happened before in previous springs and the leaves eventually re-grew and looked normal.


200 feet away is a nice looking ash for comparison.
 

 
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Re: What's wrong with my ash?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 07:05:40 PM »
For sure, cut out that vine. They kill off the tops of trees real quick (around here anyway).
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Re: What's wrong with my ash?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 03:23:26 PM »
I don't like vines in trees, either. This one crept up on me the tree before I knew it.  ;D  It's history now.
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Re: What's wrong with my ash?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 10:08:03 AM »

Can you give us a picture of the trunk a couple of feet away from it, and one or two of the leaves about a foot away from them?
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Re: What's wrong with my ash?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 06:42:34 AM »
Leaves, showing healthy late spring new growth and the dying/dead first spring growth. This happens just about every spring for the last several years.
 

 

Northside of trunk
 

  


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Re: What's wrong with my ash?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 07:25:34 AM »
I suspect that it is a soil problem.  Either root compaction or there is some type of nutrient deficiency.  A soil test would be in order. 
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Re: What's wrong with my ash?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 06:41:32 AM »
The north side of the tree is where we had a garden until we reduced its size so the soil is quite soft and rich there from years of adding compost. The tree is on a small bank which slopes south to the driveway which has been there 33+ years.
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Re: What's wrong with my ash?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 06:42:05 AM »

I believe it has anthracnose.  This can occur every year.  Not normally a health concern if the tree is healthy otherwise.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 05:33:14 AM »
Thanks, I googled anthracnose and the pics of leaves resemble what I observe.
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