MtA plants disease resistant elms on campus

Mount Allison University has planted six American elms specially engineered to be resistant to Dutch elm disease. These new elm trees were made and “pre-grown” at Nova Scotia’s Pleasant Valley Nurseries after elm trees across the Maritimes and on MtA campus were hit by Dutch elm disease. MtU has inoculated its three remaining mature elms against the disease. “At Mount Allison, we have a policy that for every tree we lose, we try to replace it with three, so that’s been helping a little bit with all the ones that we had to cut down,” said Erin Coombs, lead hand on the grounds crew. CBC News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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