Keep Dutch elm disease from killing your trees.
Dutch elm disease is a serious type of tree disease that can cause elm trees to wilt and eventually die once infected. Caused by a fungal pathogen, Dutch elm disease commonly affects trees throughout the Collingwood, Ontario area.
When the fungus of Dutch elm disease takes hold and starts to grow, bark beetles will continually spread the fungus when they feed. The fungus can also go from tree to tree through different root grafts. If you identify Dutch elm disease early, you can prune it out of the tree and then protect it from additional harm by using a fungicide. Injections can also protect your elm trees from becoming infected by bark beetles.
If one of your trees has Dutch elm disease, leaves on the tree will start to yellow and wilt, eventually turning brown. Fallen leaves will start to litter your yard in the spring or summer, and once the tree’s leaves start to yellow and wilt, this process will progress down the infected branch and towards the tree’s trunk. Some trees will die the same season they become infected, while it will take other trees several years for Dutch elm disease to progress and kill the tree.
Call us at WillowStone if you have concerns about Dutch elm disease developing on one of your elm trees. Our tree care specialists will respond promptly and implement solutions that help protect your elm tree, eliminate this disease, and help it live a long, healthy life going forward.
At WillowStone, we can help treat trees that have Dutch elm disease for residents of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, Mulmur, Owen Sound, Thornbury, and Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.