Tree Tips & Resources
- Choosing a Tree Service Company
- Why Trees Are Important
- Tree Hazards - Know the Signs
- Tree Facts
- Tree Quotes
- Insect Control
- Selecting the Right Tree Variety
- Tree Varieties
- Tree Reflections
- Shrub Identification
Lawn Tips & Resources
“We appreciate the time and attention that your Arbor Patrol team takes to maintain the overall health and appearance of the trees, bushes and general grounds. As they say, you can only have one first impression and the impression the grounds make on both residents and visitors alike is always positive thanks to your caring maintenance. Just as the trees continue to grow and blossom under your care, we hope our relationship with SavATree does the same.”William Toedter
“After four different unsatisfactory visits with so-called arborists, I found SavaTree... I was most impressed with the professionalism of David [my arborists] and his colleagues. They were most knowledgeable, fair with their assessment about what needed to be done, yet very attuned with what my concerns. I highly recommend them without any hesitation. In a field where there is an abundance of folks looking to take advantage of consumers, SavaTree, David and crew strike me as incredibly honest and proud arborists who do a fantastic job.”Debbie Durkin
Silver Spring, MD
“I am a new and highly satisfied customer of SavATree. For 50 years I have lived in the same house in the Greenhaven area, and in that time I have never had a tree company that gave me such fine service.”Joan Kleinbard
“It is always a pleasure working with SavATree as your company provides the best plant, tree and lawn health care that we have experienced at the Ives. Always professional, courteous and responsive to our needs, SavATree’s services have provided our employees and patrons with pleasant outdoor experiences in an insect free environment for several years.”Kathleen G. Gallagher
The Charles Ives Center for the Arts
“For over 14 years, I have entrusted the care of my trees, plants and orchard to SavATree. Their highly qualified arborists have exacting standards and understand how to maintain the health and form of the various species of trees on my property. I admire the artistic skill that goes into the pruning and love the colorful blossoms, fruits and foliage that flourish as a result of their impeccable care.”Martha Stewart
"Efficient, high quality, professional competence — all at a competitive sum. At first [Alison] Pottage won me over by her solid knowledge as an arborist, then the crew did their job to her specifications on our 60 to 70 foot oaks within a remarkable period of time -- and left the grounds quite clean.”
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“You take on a job, call it a problem, gigantic or small, and you go to it. True Professionals. I am at peace for having found SavATree. Sometimes bills are paid grudgingly. I pay with respect to a company whose pride lives up to its logo. It’s love of what you do and I thank you.”Sam Fink
Great Neck, NY
Ash Tree Care, Ash Tree Pruning & Ash Tree Disease Treatments
The ash tree is a handsome, native, deciduous tree. There are over 60 ash tree species— the white ash being the largest of the family. The ash tree is a strong, medium to very large tree, depending on type, and a relative of the olive tree. Ash trees have an opposite branching structure, with multiple leaflets. Depending on species, ash tree leaves are green, turning yellow or purple-burgundy in the fall. Spring flowers are inconspicuous, but the fruit that follows is more noticeable, hanging in clusters of winged seeds which turn light brown and linger on the tree until early winter. The ash tree has a lovely rounded crown and gray diamond-shaped furrowed trunk when mature. An interesting fact about the ash tree is its characteristic agile wood is used to make baseball bats.
How to Grow: Most ash tree varieties grow best in moist, rich soil; require full sun and plenty of space.
Size of Tree: 50 to 80 feet high / 50 to 90 foot spread
Ash Tree Care
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.
Newly planted ash trees can benefit from ArborKelp®, SavATree’s exclusive seaweed biostimulant which aids in tree establishment, promotes root growth and heightens stress tolerance.
Mature and established ash trees benefit from ash tree fertilizer feedings of organic-based macro and micronutrients for the nutrition necessary to sustain their health.
Ash Tree Pruning
Ash trees should be trained to grow with a center leader and require pruning to develop a strong structure especially due to their opposing branch structure.
Pruning is recommended to preserve or improve tree structure, vigor and life-span. Pruning can reduce specific defects or structural problems in an ash tree to greatly lessen the risk of failure.
Broken, diseased, or dead ash tree branches are typically removed in order to prevent decay-producing fungi from infecting other areas of the tree. Also, removal of live branches is occasionally necessary to allow increased exposure to sunlight and circulation of air within the canopy. This assists in reduction of certain ash tree diseases. We also advocate the removal of branch stubs to promote successful and proper healing of wounds.
Your SavATree certified arborist is equipped with the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to keep your ash trees healthy, beautiful and safe. Contact us today for information on pruning or any of our other tree care services.
Ash Tree Diseases, Ash Tree Pests & Ash Tree Problems
There are several damaging ash tree diseases and pests. Some of the most common are:
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. Read more about the emerald ash borer.
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
Many of these insect and ash tree disease conditions can weaken the tree and lead to tree death if not treated. If you suspect a problem with your ash trees, call a SavATree certified arborist right away for an evaluation and treatment options. Our tree care experts can help protect your ash trees and keep your landscape beautiful.
If you’d like to establish ash tree varieties in your landscape, we can connect you with one of our reputable and qualified landscape experts that can help you purchase and plant new ash trees.
For a complimentary consultation with a certified arborist, contact the location nearest you.
Diseased photo: Ash disease 5037085 from USDA Forest Service - Forest Health Protection - St. Paul Archive, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org