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Question: 821-3812
My Elm tree has a fungus. What can I use to get rid of it? Jack, Austin, TX

Mort's Answer:
Dutch Elm and Verticillium wilt often appear the same. They are soil borne fungi that can eventually kill the trees. You can arrest the spread with Benlate fungicide. You can also build up the tree's defenses with a 5-10-10 fertilizer. Use a crowbar to make a circle of holes at the leaf drop. Make one hole for each inch of diameter of the trunk. These holes should be as deep as possible. Rake all debris each fall and cart it away to the dump. Try to keep the soil under the tree tilled to aerate the soil.

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