morgan grefe http://ripr.org en John Brown House's beloved elm spared, for now http://ripr.org/post/john-brown-houses-beloved-elm-spared-now <p>A beloved, ailing Dutch Elm on the John Brown House Museum grounds has received a last minute pardon from city forester Doug Still. Rhode Island Historical Society executive director Morgan Grefe says Still has ordered some additional tests that may confirm the tree is not suffering from Dutch Elm disease.</p><p>“Doug had been out several times to look at the elm and, while he recognizes that it is not well, he is hopeful that it is not Dutch Elm disease," says Grefe.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:12:33 +0000 Julie Safford 9007 at http://ripr.org John Brown House's beloved elm spared, for now