Spring is in the air! “Ash trees in the valley are starting to bud” This is what a healthy ash bud should look like. Make sure your trees are getting enough water to ensure healthy trees for the spring.”
Ash trees are susceptible to ash tree borers and other pests and disease. Keep ash trees as healthy as possible through regular monitoring, pruning, fertilizing and watering. By following these steps, you can help prevent ash tree problems from starting.
Just as with other trees Ash trees are susceptible to diseases and pests! Some of these can cause severe damage.
Emerald Ash Borer – This invasive wood-boring beetle has killed millions of ash trees in the United States by attacking the tree’s nutrient carrying vessels. Look for S-shaped galleries on the underside of the bark and D-shaped exit holes
Anthracnose – This disease results in extensive defoliation, shoot dieback, and twig death of ash trees. Often confused with frost damage, signs of anthracnose include brown areas on ash tree leaves, canker on the trunk and main branches, and purplish-brown areas along the veins of the leaves.
Ash Yellows – This disease affects mostly white and green ash trees. It is characterized by a loss of vigor over the years. Leaves may start to yellow and develop early fall color. The ash tree may lose leaves and cankers may start to form on the trunk and branches, causing dieback.
Verticullium Wilt – This infection results in cankers and dieback.
Other Ash Tree diseases and Pests include:
* Banded ash clearwing
* Ash flowergall mite
* Ash rust
* Powdery mildew
* Ash Anthracnose
* Butt rots
* Root rots
If your ash tree is looking out of sorts…give us a call and we will gladly come out and take a look!
Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142