Is Dutch Elm Disease active in Skokie?

Yes. Dutch Elm Disease (DED) is an aggressive pathogen that kills trees and is considered the most costly shade-tree disease. Unfortunately, the disease is still active in Skokie because there are still more than 400  susceptible parkway elms. The good news is that DED can be managed so that minimal trees are impacted. The removal of infected or dead elm wood is the most important control of DED. Elm bark beetles that spread the disease breed in this old wood. If you spot an American elm that is  losing its leaves, wilting or turning yellow well before the fall, please call the Forestry Division.

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1. Does the Village prune the parkway tree in front of my home?
2. Does the Village have a parkway tree planting program?
3. Is Dutch Elm Disease active in Skokie?
4. Does the Village provide any cost sharing to treat Dutch Elm Disease?
5. What is the Village doing to control the Emerald Ash Borer?
6. How often should I water my trees during dry periods?