Dutch elm disease

Other Names:
Ceratcystis ulmi

Dutch elm disease is a fungal plant disease. The fungus is most frequently carried from tree to tree by female bark beetles. The leaves on one or more branches of a stricken tree suddenly wilt, turn dull green to yellow or brown then curl and finally drop off. On young trees the progress of the disease is rapid as the fungus spreads quickly through vascular tissue and the tree generally dies within two months; older, less vigorous trees take several years to die.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
18.04.2019 – 14:24 CEST