The miracle elm tree

Elm tree
Elm tree
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In response to Jack Massey’s letter, I too am horrified at the proposed felling of a spectacular elm tree in Brincliffe that miraculously survived Dutch elm disease.

As a child I was traumatised by the sight of all the elm trees around Brincliff being gradually struck down by Dutch elm disease, their stunning green glory being transformed into giant diseased skeletons.

I was therefore astonished and amazed to stumble across the said elm a few years ago.

I consider this ancient elm to be a miracle and something that should be of scientific interest.

I also assumed it would be protected under a tree preservation order.

G Stubbs

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