Saturday, September 7, 2013

American Elm

Tucked away on the campus of Michigan State University, well, sort of tucked away as much as a giant tree can be, this majestic American elm stands as a reminder of the elms that once lined the streets and byways of the Midwest states. 

Dutch elm disease took most of the elms in the 60's and 70's, so it was delightful to find this specimen on campus today. One wonders if some of the ash trees will survive the ravages of the emerald ash borer. I hope that here and there some ash trees will win the insect vs. tree battle. 

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler


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