A number of Dutch Elm resistant elm trees have been planted in Birchanger Wood as a community event involving volunteers, local residents, local scout and cub groups and the local fire brigade to water in the trees. A fun day was had by all!
The trees were sourced from King and Co The Tree Nursery. These trees are described as follows:
After more than twenty years of development, The Tree Nursery has finally released the first batch of English Elm trees, for sale. Melvyn Crow, a local tree officer took the original cuttings. The trees are the result of tissue cultures taken from two mature elms that have never shown any sign of Dutch Elm disease, which was responsible for the destruction of nearly the entire UK stock, during the 1970’s and 1980’s.
The original two trees are still in full leaf, and although it would be WRONG TO DESCRIBE THE NEW TREES AS IMMUNE, they certainly have a very high resistance to the disease.
Please help us replace the English elm across the UK.
They are available at 8-10 ft tall in 45lt containers. Phone 01376 340469, firstname.lastname@example.org