Return of the Mighty Elm

Barry Stahl, who is responsible for growing American elms for the National Park Service, here instructs TreeStewards and other citizen volunteers on the best way to prune trees to insure good structure and health. These American elms have been grown from seed at a nursery along the Potomac River and are part of an effort to boost on the National Mall the number of native elms, whose numbers were decimated after Dutch Elm disease spread rapidly across the country in the mid-20th century.

On Jan. 11 Barry Stahl, who runs a nursery of American elms for the National Park Service, here uses one of the elms to demonstrate to Tree Stewards and other citizen volunteers  the best way to prune trees to insure good structure and health. These American elms have been grown from seed at the nursery along the Potomac River and are part of an effort to boost on the National Mall the number of native elms, whose numbers were decimated after Dutch Elm disease spread rapidly across the country in the mid-20th century.

 

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