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What is Dutch Elm Disease and How Do I Prevent It?

Winnipeg is home to North America’s largest elm tree population, with approximately 230,000 elms. While this abundance enables us to enjoy a beautiful canopy of rich foliage, it also means we must stay vigilant to protect our elms against the quickly-spread Dutch Elm Disease.

In fact, in 2017 alone, our city saw a significant increase in infected elms, with over 8,000 reported cases (up from an average of approximately 5,000 per year), and there are no signs of the disease slowing down anytime soon. Continue reading “What is Dutch Elm Disease and How Do I Prevent It?”