Historic elm felled by disease

Jan 3, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) The Rhode Island Historical Society says Dutch Elm disease has killed one of the American Elms on the property of the John Brown estate.  The more than 30-foot tree was planted in 1905. It will be cut down later this month before the larvae that spread the disease hatch. In the spring, the remaining 12 elms and other species on the Providence site will be treated against the disease.

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