Its early june,my adult ash trees leaves are falling like rain. The leaves...

Asked June 9, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

Its early june,my adult ash trees leaves are falling like rain. The leaves are green but along the vain is an orange colored capsule shaped what looks like an egg sack.Breaking it open shows no larve that I was expecting. Our local tree guy doesn`t know. I can`t seem to find anything close. The tree never did that before. Thanks, Joe Vecchione

Mercer County New Jersey trees and shrubs horticulture

1 Response

Ash trees have several pests that might cause the symptoms you are noticing. Among the possibilities, are the emerald ash borer or a disease pathogen.

You can learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer:
http://www.emeraldashborer.info/#sthash.RH5QsHSK.dpbs

Before you assume the worst, it would be worth contacting your local extension office with a sample or some photos to help with an accurate identification and diagnosis:

Cooperative Extension of Mercer County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
930 Spruce Street
Trenton, NJ 08648-4584

Directions to Our Office

609-989-6830