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Elm hedge

Observed: 24th August 2011 By: valerie777valerie777’s reputation in Plantsvalerie777’s reputation in Plants
Elm hedge

Managed hedgerow.of about 80 metres by roadside. All trees green and healthy looking as is a tall tree on opposite side of the road. Some tall trees rise above the hedge with all dead branches.
Do elms which are regularly cut back to form a hedge less prone to Dutch elm disease? Or have I incorrectly identified them?

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corylus's picture

Does seem to slow it down but

as Elm suckers it could get it later unless it has resistance.

Hazel Trevan

Tom123's picture

Dutch elm

The mainatince of hedgerows contain elm. helps stop dutch elm disease by keepin smaller branch diameters thus discouraging bark beetles which spread the disease