Dutch elm


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Dutch elm

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(Plants) a widely planted hybrid elm tree, Ulmus hollandica, with spreading branches and a short trunk
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Noun1.Dutch elm - any of various hybrid ornamental European shade trees ranging from dwarf to tallDutch elm - any of various hybrid ornamental European shade trees ranging from dwarf to tall
genus Ulmus, Ulmus - type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions
elm, elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
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Pruning wounds on oak and elms can attract borers and beetles that are carriers of disease such as Dutch elm disease and oak wilt.
The recent falls have come after major declines in the 1970s as a result of Dutch Elm disease, as the species' caterpillars feed on the elm tree.
com/science/Dutch-elm-disease) Dutch elm disease , a fungus that was eating into the food supply for the species' caterpillars.
American elm trees have been decimated across the eastern United States by Dutch elm disease.
Provincial regulations prohibit pruning elm trees from April 1 to August 31 each year to reduce the risk of spreading Dutch elm disease (DED).
The pair have avoided Dutch Elm Disease thanks to stringent measures adopted by council chiefs in East Sussex.
The species has been on the decline since Dutch Elm took hold.
Throughout those centuries, it has withstood bouts of Dutch elm disease and poundings from brutal storms like 2012's Hurricane Sandy.
Too bad Dutch elm disease, caused by a fungus that blocks water circulation within the trunk, ravaged these trees in parts of Europe and North America during the last century.
Chalara ash dieback, which could kill millions of ash trees, was first identified in the UK in 2012 and experts fear it could have the same devastating impact on the country's woodlands and landscape as Dutch elm disease in the 1970s.
Whether it is the mountain pine beetle attacks in Grande Prairie, flooding and snowstorms in Calgary; the eradication of elms in the Prairies (outside Alberta) from Dutch elm disease; or the destruction of ash trees in Eastern Canada from emerald ash borer, our urban forests are at risk.
Teacher Mr Stephen Broadberry said the shortage of trees in Greenhead Park - a result of Dutch elm disease - had inspired the project.

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