McPherson American Elms to be protected from Dutch Elm disease

By Chris Swick
August 18, 2015

The elm trees in the McPherson Cemetery and the City's parks will be getting a little more protection following action Monday by the McPherson City Commission.

The commission approved a request from Public Lands and Facilities Director Wayne Burns to enter into a contract with Treder Trees, Inc., to treat the Elms on public land.

“In an effort to prevent future, premature deaths of our American Elms on public property to Dutch Elm disease, it is recommended to treat these stately shaded trees with a chemical to protect them for three years,” Burns said. “The last time the American Elms [in McPherson] were protected with a similar treatment was prior to 2010.”

The contract to treat the American Elms was for $9,100.