The next thing I knew WE were taking down our little Elm which was only about 30' tall. The Pres got the chain saw and began whole heartedly. If there is anything that my husband loves, it's something with an engine.
Leaving only about a 10' section, he then attached a chain to it and the hitch on his old red Dodge Diesel and began the tug of war. Hauling the tree and it's stump away with the ATV, we were left with only the old decaying stump from a Maple that had come down nine years ago, which we left to continue to feed the Mother Earth.
A few hours later, the gaping hole where the little Elm once stood was filled with topsoil from our stash and most of the sod was replaced leading to and around the new little tree.
Mulch will be added to both this and the other young ornamental. Hoping they make it with some TLC.
One Little Tree
with you and
DUTCH ELM DISEASE...a blight killing Elm in NY, NJ, and CT:
* "Once the DED fungus is introduced into the upper crown of healthy elms by bark beetles, it slowly moves downward, killing the branch as it goes. Disease progression may occur rapidly, killing the tree by the end of the growing season, or may progress gradually over a period of two or more years.
Tracing has been used as an effective treatment for Dutch elm disease that can save trees, but it's difficult, costly to the client, and there's no guarantee the tree won't die anyway. ... In some cases, elms infected with Dutch elm disease can be saved, but only if the fungus is completely removed from the tree."