elm tree problem

Asked June 7, 2016, 10:17 AM EDT

I have a 50-60 year old elm tree next to my home in st Paul. This spring when the leaves emerged they were about 1/4 the normal size. This occurred in the entire canopy. There is no wilting or yellowing.( today the leaves look wilted. see photo) The amount of leaves in the canopy is much less than normal. What should I do? Do I have the tree cut down or give it another year?

Ramsey County Minnesota trees and shrubs elm trees

1 Response

Dutch elm disease is the likely problem. This web page describes your options: https://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/howtos/ht_ded/ht_ded.htm

Good luck.