Green ash trees have recently been affected by a leaf-spotting fungus called Anthracnose. Visible symptoms of this disease are the blackening, wilting and dropping of leaflets and leaves.
Anthracnose fungus on healthy ash trees rarely causes any permanent damage. Most of the damage and thinning occurs on the bottom half of the tree where air circulation is least and humidity is sometimes higher. Affected trees will recover when warmer weather conditions are present. Most of the defoliated branches will form new leaves. No sprays are warranted for control on mature, healthy trees. Gathering or collecting the fallen leaves might help keep down the severity of future infections.
Any questions relating to Anthracnose or other tree matters can be referred to Jim Veiman, Park Maintenance Worker-Forester at 651-638-2065.
A City Tree or private tree: Residents can call Forester, Jim Veiman, 651-638-2065.
Residents who have a concern with a tree that is a City-owned tree *(boulevard/park tree), or a tree they suspect has Dutch Elm or Oak Wilt Disease, should be directed to our certified Forester and arborist, Jim Veiman, 651-638-2065.
There are licensed tree contractors in New Brighton if you have any concerns regarding a privately owned tree.
Contractors have lowered their prices for treating the ash trees in 2017 for the residents of New Brighton. The city has taken preventative steps to establish criteria for contractors treating EAB/ The criteria will make sure residents will receive services from a competent contractor at a fair price. For example, each contractor has been in business a minimum of 5 years and has agreed to a per-tree charge of no more than $7 per diameter inch, with a $100 minimum charge and has agreed to use the product TREE-age (Emamectin Benzoate).
To receive the discounted price, contact:
Precision Tree Care: 651-401-1123, precisiontreemn.com, 50 S. Owasso Blvd. E, Little Canada, MN 55117
YTS Companies: 612-331-1133, mntreeservice.com, 14310 Northdale Blvd, Rogers, MN 55374