Dutch Elm Disease is caused by an aggressive fungus that kills Elms regardless of their health. It is considered to be the most costly shade tree disease ever. The fungus that is carried by the Elm Bark Beetle invades the water transporting vessels of the tree and produces toxins in which the tree reacts. The combination of the toxins and the natural defense mechanisms of the tree inhibit water flow to the crown causing wilting and death. Dutch Elm Disease can be prevented with proper sanitation and care.
*Remember, all American Elms should be pruned during dormancy to limit possibility of infection!
*We use Arbotect fungicide – the only E.P.A. registered fungicide to provide 3 growing seasons of protection.