Battling Dutch Elm Disease
September 02, 2014
The Prospect Park Alliance is currently battling a serious threat to one of its most majestic species of trees, the American elm. American elms used to be one of the predominant trees in American streetscapes and public parks, but over the course of the last century a bacteria called Dutch elm disease has had a devastating impact on these national treasures. The elms of Prospect Park are no exception, including a few significant specimens on the Long Meadow such as the knoll near Dog Beach, and a number in the Park’s woodlands.
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