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Fortunately, most tree types–including ash– can easily shake off anthracnose. While the fungus can cause some leaves to fall, a flush of fresh leaves should come in within a few months. While you wait, the best thing to do is get rid of the branches seriously affected and reboot your tree’s health. Apr 22, A tree is girdled when something is tightly wrapped around the trunk or stem.
Girdling chokes off the flow of water and nutrients between the roots and branches, as well as preventing food produced in the leaves from reaching the roots. Symptoms of stem girdling roots include leaf scorch, early fall color, and early leaf drop.