Elm tree spraying to take place July 18-19

July 18, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Elm-tree spraying will be conducted from the ground beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, and continue until 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, weather permitting, on the University Park campus. Spraying also will be conducted by helicopter from 5:30 to 7 a.m. on July 19.

The Office of Physical Plant conducts spraying each summer in an effort to slow the spread of both Dutch elm disease and elm yellows, and to protect the remaining iconic elms on the University Park campus. OPP thanks the campus community for understanding the need and cooperating with this important program aimed at preserving the campus’ elm trees.

For questions, contact Susan Bedsworth in Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant at sjb5001@psu.edu or 814-863-9620.

Last Updated July 18, 2017