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Title: Dutch Elm Disease (DED) and the American Elm (Pest Alert)

Author: USDA Forest Service,;

Date: 1999

Source: NA-PR-05-99. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry

Publication Series: Program Aid

Description: For decades the American elm was one of our most treasured trees, gracing streets and parks of many cities with beautiful form and dense foliage. The American elm was particularly well suited to urban sites because it grows quickly, is long-lived, and is tolerant of compacted soils and air pollution. However, in most communities Dutch elm disease (DED) killed a significant number of our American elms and threatens those that remain. By wisely choosing how we manage our urban elm resource, we can reduce the risk of remaining elms becoming diseased.

Keywords: Fungi, decline, mortality.

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USDA Forest Service 1999. Dutch Elm Disease (DED) and the American Elm (Pest Alert). NA-PR-05-99. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry


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