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Diseases of Deciduous Trees: Elm - Dutch Elm Disease

The fungus spreads from three to tree through root-to-root contact (root grafting).
Photo courtesy of American Phytopathological Society.

Dead elm trees (standing or cut) serve as a breeding ground for bark beetles.
Properly dispose of infected trees. Photo courtesy of Warren Stienstra.

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