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Jul 19, 2016 8:13 PM CST
|First of all, I think this is an Elm tree.|
This is my first year in this house and I notice the elm tree in my backyard has leaves+barks+branches falling in the middle of the summer. The leaves become yellowish as shown on the pictures below.
At first, I thought it caught the Dutch Elm Disease, but I didn't see any symptoms of 2mm diameter holes drilled through the bark. See close-up pictures below.
Then, I tried to dig up a tree ring and noticed there were 1 or 2 girdling roots around the bottom of the trunk. I removed them and put some mulch, but still it didn't help much.
What's wrong with it? Can I still save this tree?
Jul 19, 2016 8:54 PM CST
|It does look like it could be Dutch elm disease. The best thing would be to have a qualified arborist look at it. We have a lot of elms showing DED here at this time of year.|