Dutch elm disease (“DED”)
American elms are very common in Winnipeg neighbourhoods and they are commonly considered to be very beautiful trees. Although DED is all too common in our city, when brown leaves begin to appear, it does not necessarily mean they are infected with DRD. In many cases, the culprit is a disease known as elm anthracnose
In the summer Dutch elm disease can show up on American elm trees and elm anthracnose fungal disease can also appear. Being able to identify the difference may require the services of an experienced arborist or other tree expert.
There is no known cure as of yet for DED but elm anthracnose disease can be treated effectively with approved fungicides