What’s wrong with my tree?
Emerald Ash Borer and your Ash Trees
Unfortunately the Ash Tree population is dying or already dead as a result of this beetle infestation.
Do you think your Ash Tree has been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer?
Signs and Symptoms:
Crown Dieback – Ash Tree has visible signs of dieback in the top of the tree. As time goes on the dieback will become more noticeable and go beyond the crown of the tree
Epicormic Growth – commonly referred to as suckers: they sprout at the base of the tree or lower trunk. Although this may appear to look like live healthy vegetation— they are an indefinite sign that the tree is under stress as a result of the Ash Borer infestation
D shaped holes – these can be seen on any parts of the an infested trees trunk or branches and this is an exit hole from the beetle
S shaped or serpentining trails and peeling/splitting bark – These are evidence of the beetle larvae feeding under the bark through the vascular tissue of the tree.
If your Ash is significantly impacted by the Ash Borer — the safest practice for infected Ash Trees is removal.
Maples and Lindens are commonly affected by girdling roots.
A girdling root is a root that is growing in a circular or spiral pattern around the trunk or at or below the soil line, gradually strangling the trunk.
Trees affected by girdling roots will often show signs of stress or dieback in the canopy because nutrients aren’t properly reaching the tree.
Ask us about a root collar excavation:
Let us help you determine if your tree is girdled with the use of an air spade to expose the roots and manage the root system so that your tree may have a better prognosis.
Apple scab is a fungal leaf disease that affects Crabapple trees. Symptoms usually show late summer. Leaves have brown to black spots and usually turn yellow and fall off. Treatment is recommended if the tree is defoliated year after year in late summer.
Injection is scheduled after the tree is done flowering and is in full leaf. You should see some improvement the first year but some leaf drop may still occur.
Gauger Tree Apple Scab Treatments are scheduled in spring.