Dutch Elm Disease- 2016

Dutch Elm Disease is in Arcola once again. To help stop the spread of the disease we had a municipal inspector go around town and mark all of the trees that had DED. We are in the process of removing all of the trees on town property, and wrote letters to any residents that had diseased trees on their property. This year there was only 11 trees that were diseased, which is a huge improvement from last year!

For your information:

We have appointed DR Tree Service as our municipal inspector once again. He was around the first week in August to mark all the trees that are diseased. He will also be back sometime between Sunday August 28th – Sunday September 4th to do basal spraying. This spray is not harmful to humans or pets but as a precaution avoid contact with the sprayed trees for about 1 hour. It is just a preventative spray to help stop the spread of Dutch Elm Disease.

With all of our combined efforts we hope to get DED under control, and completely rid it from our town in the next couple years!

Anyone that might have questions about DED can stop by the office or give us a call.