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Name: Jan S.
Status: other
Age: 40s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 1999-2001 


Question:
Hello, I would like to talk our town into planting elm trees again. Is there such a thing as a disease resistant Elm (I saw a site from France with "Resista Sapporo Autumn Gold") or other type of elm your help is appreciated.


Replies:
The following may be helpful.

http://www.netspace.net.au/~stephenf/Resistant_Elms.html

http://www.uoguelph.ca/atguelph/98-05-20/arboelm.html

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach


Several species of Asian elms are resistant to Dutch elm disease, but are generally smaller, with smaller leaves than American elms, and thus considered less attractive as street trees. Native slippery elms are fairly resistant, and look much like American elms, but do not attain the majestic size and shape of Americans. A great deal of research has been done on developing disease resistant American elms.

You might try the following web sites:

http://www.libertyelm.com/

http://users.aol.com/bcarley978/elmpost.htm

J. Elliott



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