How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

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Elm—Ulmus spp.
Family Ulmaceae (Elm family)

Plant identification

Elm species are large deciduous to partially deciduous trees. They are useful landscape trees adaptable to many sites. They tend to be shallow rooted.

Optimum conditions for growth

Elm trees can be planted in various climatic zones depending on species. They do well in full sun and with moderate and regular irrigation.

Leaves of elm
Leaves of Liberty elm

Pests and disorders of Ulmus spp.



Environmental disorders



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