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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Elm Tree Spraying to Take Place on Penn State Campus from 05/16 to 05/21

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Please be aware that elm tree spraying will be conducted from the ground at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, and continue until 6 a .m. Thursday, May 17. Spraying will also be conducted by helicopter from 5:30 to 7 a.m. on either Sunday, May 20 or Monday, May 21. 

*Note this schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. 

The Penn State Office of Physical Plant (OPP) 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 community for understanding the need and cooperating with this important program aimed at preserving the campus’ elm trees.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Bedsworth in Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant at or (814)-863-9620.

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