Dutch Elm Disease

Every summer, City tree inspectors inspect elm trees throughout Eden Prairie to identify trees with Dutch Elm Disease and mark them for removal by the property owner.

Dutch Elm Disease is caused by an aggressive pathogenic fungus (Ophiostoma-ulmi). It can infect and kill all species of elms that grow in Minnesota, but fortunately cannot infect other kinds of trees.

Property owners with infected trees receive a written notice, which outlines the process to properly dispose of the tree within City guidelines. The diseased trees must be removed by the date specified on removal notice. The debris from these trees often qualify for the City forestry free hauling and disposal program; the criteria to qualify for this service is outlined in the removal notice sent to the property owner.

Questions? Contact the Forestry Technician at 952-949-8463.