Spring Garden Tips

Trees Problems


My 38 year old white ash seems to be struggling this year. The leaf tips seem to be shriveling up near the end of branches. There is no sign of insect infestation or other blight. The plants have received plenty of water. Is there anything to this?


Our autumn purple ash developed hickory nut size growths all over the tree. What are they and will it hurt the tree?


My ash tree is losing a lot of leaves this spring.


I have a young ash tree, about 8 years old. Suddenly the leaves are drying up and falling off. Looking closer at the leaves on the tree, some appear healthy, others have brown spots and others still seem to be yellowing on the edges. The other ash trees in the area seem unaffected.

Austrian Pine

I have an Austrian pine where the tips are breaking off in spring and fall. I had them sprayed in or about June due to needles turning brown. Shortly thereafter the tree and needles showed noticeable improvement. However the tips are beginning to break off again. Please help.


I want to plant a Tricolor beech in my landscape. Do you have any suggestions for making this a success?


We have a birch tree that could be 15 years old. Last season one portion did not get leaves on it. We are wondering if we should cut the tree down and start over. Can we save the tree?


My White Birch tree's leaves are more yellowish in color than green. Also some of the branches at the ends do not have leaves.


I have a 20' river birch that was transplanted to our yard from a nursery 4 years ago. It has gotten less and less "leafy" every year - all at the top. This year the top 25% of the tree is leafless. We've had a lot of rain this spring. The bottom 75% looks great. What's going on? Feeding? We've done none. The soil is about 12" of topsoil then kind of sandy.

Black Growths on Tree

Melinda, these spots or growths are on my tree in the front yard. How do I treat them?

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