Inglezinho Posts: 568
What is the current situation regarding elms? I read that there are now clones of Ulmus americana available that are resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. If so, they are not easy to find. I would really like to help with an Elm revival.
Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.
They’re the prime mover in restoring our wooded landscape.
We sat in on a talk by national trust they explained that Dutch elm only effects older trees and as these were all wiped out the only trees now are younger trees, in time these will mature and then be struck down. If I remember rightly it effects them from an 25 years
It was so lovely to see several mature elms in a churchyard on the Cambs/Lincs border last summer. They must be a resistant strain.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.