What did we learn from this? Protection! Try to protect these trees that have no natural defense against this deadly bug. Tree maintenance by a professional tree service company is key. Trees "R" Us, Inc. has experience dealing with this bug, diagnosing tree diseases, and providing you either with a treatment plan or a prevention plan. Trees "R " Us, Inc. has been working on controlling the spread of Dutch Elm Disease on the North Shore area of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs since the mid 1990s. We certainly have seen our fair share of trees that have perished from the bug and don't want to see anymore! Prompt and correct treatment is key and Trees "R" Us, Inc. is here to help you. Contact us at www.treesrusinc.com, fill out our online form or call us at 847-913-9069.
The other valuable lesson is also crucial to keeping this disease at bay. Citizens and officials must learn that they need to diversify street tree plantings to prevent disease outbreaks that cause mass die-offs. If the citizens and officials had heeded this warning back in the 1930s, the tree loss from that era wouldn't be so staggering. It's a good thing we all learned our lesson...or did we? Many communities are still only planting Elms and not taking the appropriate measures to protect them.
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