My poor purple ash trees

Discussion in 'General Gardening' started by Charles, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Went out this morning and 1 of my purple ash had lost about half it's leaves last night. It's a fairly young one, maybe 5 years old. Looks to be lilac borers. So depressing, hope it makes it through :-(
     
  2. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Is that like the Emerald Ash borer? I know they have trying to control it in Pennsylvania and it has killed many trees.
     

  3. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    We're very fortunate in that the Emerald Borer hasn't made it to Colorado yet, The signs are very similar but the ones around here aren't quite as bad. What worries me is the huge overnight loss in leaves :-(
     
  4. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Don't know if there is any consolation in this, but I had an ornamental plum tree, maybe 1.5" diameter and 10 ft tall, completely denuded by japanese beetles last year, and it survived. Every leaf was skeltonized. But the beetles stop eating in August, not sure about the borers. Hang in there, little tree!
     
  5. G3farms

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    have not seen to many jap beatles so far this year. found the first ones yesterday on okra leaves.

    G3