Ask a Question forum: How can I save this Elm tree? (with pics)

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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?


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Name: Sue
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Jul 19, 2016 8:54 PM CST
Welcome! 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.

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