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Hi All,

 

In need of some advice with a large Elm tree in our garden, have concerns it may be suffering following the heat and would like to protect it if possible against DED, needs some more specialist attention/advice please, is there anyone with Elm experience based in Devon (or willing to travel to) that could come and have a look please?

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Yes already some dead elms close by but long dead, bark gone.

Mid devon/torridge border near Okehampton

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11 hours ago, Doogle said:

Hi All,

 

In need of some advice with a large Elm tree in our garden, have concerns it may be suffering following the heat and would like to protect it if possible against DED, needs some more specialist attention/advice please, is there anyone with Elm experience based in Devon (or willing to travel to) that could come and have a look please?

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I would have said it has a degree of resistance . Looks fairly healthy from the pics . They don't usually die once they have got that big but can still suffer . I believe the beetle only flies up to a certain height but I cant remember what it is . I expect since you posted you would have had some rain !  ( I'm in Sussex right next to you )  Edit . I see its in Devon not IOW . Still you would have had some rain this week .

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Just now, shillo said:

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Yes , Just edited if you look .

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Thanks guys yes moved a while back and not been in arb for a few years now..

The tree does seem to be well established. A couple of isolated very small branches have died back in recent weeks or at least the leaves have gone (can just be seen in the pic) 

Would it be worth injecting to try and be proactive against the beetle?

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With Dutch elm the leaves wither and die staying on the tree for a while 

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I would have said the upper right hand corner looks like it’s infected .. if you’ve had other elms around that have dies from DED then the outlook isn’t great I’m afraid ., 

you can try cutting out the infected limb but I would say that 90 % of the time it ends up in removal at some stage , some of the big ones do seem to outlast but if you’ve had others in close proximity that Havnt been dealt with then it’s not looking good 

The recent heatwave won’t have helped 

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