Thanks to VB reader Matt for sending through details of this current Elm Survey being conducted by Gift To Nature. Ed
Many young elms are present in our hedgerows but often succumb to disease when they are about 20 years old.
We are interested in any which are older than this and still healthy.
As a general guide these trees would have a trunk with a diameter over 15cm (ones that you can’t quite get both hands around at about chest height) that look healthy: no dead bits, no dying leaves in the summer.
We plan on visiting and recording each tree submitted so would be grateful if you could provide your contact details if we need further help locating the tree.
We are also interested in hearing about any cultivars that have been planted over the last few years.
If you would like help identifying an elm tree download our guide from the Gift to Nature website where you can also complete the survey.