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Ash tree help
« on: July 07, 2017, 09:17:29 pm »
Hi-

I have a couple of Ash trees (I think) in my backyard. One looks healthy to me, the other not so much. Can anyone verify they are ash? If so, any thoughts if the unhealthy one might be subject to EAB. Here are three pics of the 'healthy' one.






And here are three of the unhealthy one

I may be difficult to see but there are a few dead branches half way up on the left side






Thanks,
Mark
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Re: Ash tree help
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 10:28:59 pm »
Yes, they are ash.
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Re: Ash tree help
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 04:42:05 pm »
Thanks for the confirmation WDH.

Anyone have thoughts on the health of the second tree?
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Re: Ash tree help
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 08:16:02 pm »
It does not look the best, but give it some more time to see if if might get better.
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Re: Ash tree help
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 07:02:52 pm »
They are definitely Ash. Look for Borer marks on the bark you will see little holes. They can have death in the canopy for various reasons other than EAB and it is difficult too see in your photos if there are borer holes. If you see the holes the tree will not recover on its own. You can purchase products off of Amazon that are very easy to use you just drill into the bark and tap the spike in that contains the instecticide. If one of the trees has it the other will as well.
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Re: Ash tree help
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 05:11:18 am »
That epicormic growth on the trunk of the unhealthy tree is another EAB indicator.  Check for loose bark and bark splits. Many times you can pry open the splits a little and see the galleries created by the larva.  We found the D shaped exit holes,  suckering,  loose bark,  and splits are usually evident on the south facing trunk first when EAB was the culprit.  Bayer Tree & Shrub has worked well on a couple yard trees we wanted to save and had been treating for a few years before EAB became evident in the area.  They're the only (2) mature ash trees for miles around.  It did not do much for trees at another location that had been under obvious attack though.