Girdled Ash tree

Asked May 24, 2020, 8:45 AM EDT

Over the course of eight or so years this tree is producing fewer and fewer leaves and also developing this bump all around is base. I understand it may be girdled. What can I do about this?

Shawnee County Kansas

3 Responses

Can you see what is girdling the tree? Often it is a wire so band of some sort. Whatever it is, it much be removed.


Nothing visible on the surface as you can see. I'm concerned about digging down and around the tree... Any advice on how to approach finding the problem below the surface? I'm just a homeowner, never dealt with a problem like this. Thanks!

Dig around the trunk to see if there is anything underground that is causing the problem. Don't go any deeper than you have to.