The 2016 annual elm inoculation has been scheduled for Saturday, June 4.
Every year, many Eastmoreland neighbors volunteer to inoculate one-third of the nearly 100-year-old American Elm trees in the neighborhood against Dutch elm disease, a devastating disease caused by elm bark beetles that can kill a tree over several years. Preventative measures to inoculate elm trees and prune dead or damaged limbs can help prolong the lives of these trees for many years.
The annual elm inoculation event is a wonderful chance to meet your neighbors, support the beauty of our neighborhood and maintain the health of our elm trees. Your participation is needed!
This year’s elm inoculation event will be held on Saturday, June 4. It starts with a gourmet breakfast and training session at 8:30 a.m. Teams will then go out and inoculate designated trees, finishing up around 12:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch. Please mark your calendars and join in this fun and very important neighborhood activity.
Please sign up to volunteer! Contact Jerry Beatty at 503-810-8723 with questions or to sign up to volunteer.
If you can’t volunteer, financial contributions are welcome in any amount. It costs about $12,000 to cover the cost of inoculation each year. Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association and mailed to PO Box 82520, Portland, OR 97282. You can note “elm inoculation” on your check.
The Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association conducts its annual elm inoculation activity working closely with the Urban Forestry Division of Portland Parks and Recreation. Here is additional information, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/424029, about efforts to combat Dutch elm disease throughout the city.