Friday, October 30, 2009

Dutch elm disease in Viewfield

The Ward forum on Thurday night was informed that 14 trees have to be felled in Viewfield on public safety grounds as they are dead or dying with the disease. Another 12 are possibly doomed but will be reassessed in the Spring. There were calls at the meeting for more tree planting in the town to replace dead and dying trees that have to be removed.

The Picture above from Murd isn't from Viewfield but demonstrates the effects of the disease, wood doesn't only drop from the branches, the roots rot and the trees can then fall.

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