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Signs and Symptoms of Dutch Elm Disease
The most basic first sign of DED is wilting of leaves that proceed to change colors from healthy green to deteriorating yellow and brown. If the fungus enters the tree through roots that are connected to other infected trees, the symptoms may begin in the lower crown of the tree and on the side nearest the root connection point. When this happens the entire crown may be affected very rapidly. If infection begins in the upper crown, symptoms often first appear at the end of each individual branch, called “flagging”, and progress downward in the crown of the tree. Symptoms of Dutch Elm Disease begin in the late spring or any time during the growing season. However, if the tree was infected the previous year and not detected, symptoms may first be observed in the early spring when leaves begin to appear. Symptoms may progress throughout the whole tree in a single season, or may take two or more years to take full effect.
Dutch Elm Disease Treatment
Dutch Elm Disease (DED) is managed by interfering with the disease cycle. The most effective means of breaking the cycle is by early and thorough sanitation to limit the population of the insects that transmit the fungus from tree to tree. Other means of discontinuing the disease cycle include injecting individual trees with fungicides to prevent or halt the fungus, using insecticides to kill the insect path, breaking root grafts between trees, and pruning out early infections.
Dutch Elm Disease Prevention
The best prevention is to buy tree species that are resistant to the Dutch Elm Disease, which include hybrid Asian Elms and some American Elm species. However, that is requires a lot of planning and most people still require a solution for trees that are already planted on their property. Investing in pruning and training elm trees while they are young is also a very good investment in their future health. There is also a vaccine developed especially for Elm trees that helps protect against future infections.
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