The bilogical vaccine Dutch Trig has been trialled by The Conservation Foundation and East Sussex Council to fight against Dutch Elm disease.
The first injections of UK Elms took place last week in the southern coastal town of Seaford.
In a article on Horticulture Week Bomendienst’s Ron Schraven explains, ‘Dutch Trig triggers a reaction of the immune system and activates the natural defence mechanism of the tree.’
As a result of this the Elm is supposed to be able to recognise the disease quicker and should react quicker increasing its chance of survival.
We look forward to hearing about the results of the trial!