Spotting the signs of Dutch elm disease
Dutch Elm Disease is a fatal disease which kills elms regardless of their health.
Symptoms begin to develop 4-6 weeks after initial infection. The first noticeable symptom that happens is wilting or “flagging” of one or more branches, usually starting at the branch tip. Leaves on infected branches turn dull green to yellow, curl, and become dry and brittle. As the infection spreads the wood beneath the bark shows a brown discoloration. The tree usually dies within one year after being infected.
Your tree can be protected.