Showing posts with label Dutch Elm Disease. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dutch Elm Disease. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

City removes tree with Dutch elm disease from Tompkins Square Park

Photos by Steven 

Parks workers were in Tompkins Square Park today to remove this American Elm between the main lawn and the dog run... unfortunately, workers said the tree had Dutch elm disease and needed to come down...
Dutch elm disease isn't a stranger to Tompkins Square Park, as we've seen through the years

Spread by bark beetles, the disease has decimated elm populations throughout much of Europe and North America.

The leaves on one or more branches of a stricken tree suddenly wilt, turn dull green to yellow or brown, curl, and may drop early. Young, rapidly growing elms may die in one to two months; older or less vigorous trees sometimes take two years or more to succumb. A brown to black discoloration occurs in the white sapwood of wilting branches just under the bark.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Dutch Elm Disease inoculation continues in Tompkins Square Park

[Photo Friday via EVG reader Steven]

Tree technicians arrived in Tompkins Square Park on Friday… hanging the above banner to explain the inoculation process to combat against Dutch Elm Disease and those nasty Elm Bark Beetles. (Can't the rats eat those?)

Anyway, one worker said that June and July marks elm disease season.

Here, EVG correspondent Derek Berg shares some inoculation-in-action photos from today…

The tree technician also inoculated the Hare Krishna Tree in the middle of the Park…