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I have an Ash tree in my garden. A neighbour informed me that someone they had asked to do work told them it was dieseased. The tree looks fine, full of leaves, canit look healty and be dieseased?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482
    As my dear late Mother would have said 
    " Never trouble trouble, until trouble troubles you " 
    If it looks healthy, it probably IS healthy.
    Devon.
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 2,186
    I agree with Hostafan, I think it would show if it wasn't healthy. 
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,484
    I would hazard a guess that the neighbour would like the tree cut down if that isn't too cynical a view.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482
    steephill said:
    I would hazard a guess that the neighbour would like the tree cut down if that isn't too cynical a view.
     That crossed my mind too.
    I'm Scottish, so BORN cynical.
    Devon.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,554
    Either that or he’s trying to put a bit of work somebody’s way.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • februarysgirlfebruarysgirl LeicesterPosts: 572
    I had an enormous ash tree in my garden which looked perfectly healthy until a large branch came crashing down in the middle of the night into my neighbour's garden. Turns out it had heart rot. Fortunately the only casualty was the neighbour's fence, a couple of feet to the right and it'd have crashed straight into their back bedroom where their baby was sleeping.

    I'd get an arborist/tree surgeon to take a look at it to find out whether it's diseased or whether your neighbour is trying to BS you.
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