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Ash

Observed: 5th March 2013 By: Duxbury RamblerDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in InvertebratesDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in InvertebratesDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in InvertebratesDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Ash  (1)
Ash  (2)
Ash  (3)
Ash  (4)
Ash  (5)
Ash  (6)
Ash  (7)
Ash (8)
Ash (9)
Description:

Ash Tree that has been like this for over 10 years, it is like a dry rot from within, it just turns to powder on touch. I have found pictures of Pseudomonas savastanoi mainly on Olive that resemble the desease on this Ash - would like to know what ails this tree, it does not seem to affect any of the other Ash in the locality. The photos are numbered and 1 to 7 show the tree now, 8 is 2004, 9 is 2011.

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ash

Somewhere in back of brain comes the idea that this might be caused by Aceria (Eriophyes) fraxinovora. I've tried Googling to no avail - if you moved this to the invertebrates section you might get some of the plant gallers putting forward observations

Mark Wilson

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Trying invertebrates

As suggested by Mark - I am not convinced it is a plant gall, hopefully someone may be able to throw some light on it.