mountain ash dying leaves

margot meagher asked 13 years ago

the leaves of my mountain ash have turned brown and scorched looking,the leaves are not dropping,the same thing is happening to a second one.they are about 10 years,an apple tree has also died ,any help?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Mountain ash foliage sometimes shrivels up with rust disease or leaf spot, and greenflies can also cause leaves to shrivel. There is no real possibility of spraying for these problems as the tree is probably too tall. Leave it be and see how it does. If it is consistently make look unsightly each year, you may decide to remove it.

It is also possible that there is a root disease problem, possibly due to wet ground, and this might explain an apple tree dying too. Although apple trees also die of canker disease and silver leaf disease.