New York City Battles on Against Dutch Elm Disease

Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 09:36

Like elm trees across the globe, the elms in Central Park are stricken with a ruthless beetle-fungus alliance known as Dutch elm disease. In the early 1980s, the park was losing more than 100 elms-American and other species-each year. Today, thanks to diligent monitoring and eradication by the Central Park Conservancy, the death rate is much lower-sometimes in the single digits-although bad years can still claim as many as 35 trees. The fight goes on .....

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