Ash leaf rust can be a significant problem in the Mid-Atlantic area and along the New England coast. Leaves, petioles and green twigs become infected during May and June. When the infection is severe, premature defoliation can occur.
Ash Whitefly is a native European and North African pest that has been harming ash, citrus and other fruit trees throughout North America (in areas such as Southern California and Florida) since the late 1980s.
The black vine weevil is a destructive insect that kills host plants by feeding on their foliage. Larvae are white, C-shaped grubs that feed on plant roots and bark cambium, resulting in yellowing and wilting of foliage, and plant death.