The English Elm Returns!
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 U.K. stock, during the 1970’s and 80’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 U.K!
They are now available in various sizes, for more information please click here
For Paul King’s Interview with Alan Titchmarsh at RHS Chelsea 2011 please click here