Dutch elm

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Synonyms for Dutch elm

any of various hybrid ornamental European shade trees ranging from dwarf to tall

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Since the epidemic in the 1970s, Dutch Elm Disease has killed 60 million trees in the UK - but between 25,000 and 30,000 remain in Brighton.
Because elm trees are rare and increasingly become susceptible to Dutch elm disease as they reach sexual maturity, the lack of a pollen donor isn't too surprising," she wrote.
1975: Dutch elm disease, which has so far attacked three million trees in Britain, is spreading, according to Forestry Commission officials.
It was developed by Robert (Bob) and Frances Bickelhaupt in 1970 in response to the Dutch Elm Disease which destroyed the majority of large street trees in Clinton.
Ash dieback, first identi-fied in Poland more than 20 years ago, threatens to destroy much of Britain's ash population in the same way Dutch elm disease decimated the elm stock in the south of the country in the 1970s.
They are filled with rabid squirrels, psychopathic swans and Dutch Elm Disease.
American elm gets Dutch elm disease, which has decimated the species as a landscape plant.
The white-letter hairstreak, which breeds on elms, collapsed as a result of Dutch elm disease, and although it has made a comeback, it is only a shadow of its former self.
Dutch elm disease: a fungal disease spread by beetles which has devastated Britain's main elm tree species, including the English Elm, Wych Elm and Smooth Leaved Elm.
There are fears that the UK's ash trees are facing a similar fate to its elms, which were destroyed by Dutch elm disease in the 1970s.
It has caused devastation in Europe, wiping out 90 per cent of ash trees in some parts of Denmark, and there are fears that the spread of the disease could be as serious as Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s, which saw millions of trees across the UK destroyed.
The discovery has increased fears that one of the country's most common native trees faces the same fate as the elm, which was devastated by Dutch elm disease in the 1970s.
He specialized in oak wilt, Dutch elm disease, and poplar trees.
Parishioners enjoyed the shade of the 125-year-old tree until it was diagnosed with Dutch elm disease in 2006 and had to be taken down.
And, mistaking 'self-sufficient' for 'self-satisfied', they opened by saying that "of course" they wouldn't be living the Good Life full-time, more playing dress-up in a "modest 80-foot garden" with the odd misty-eyed reference to Dutch elm disease thrown in.
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