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DED Evident in Devon Hedges

Oct 28, 2014

Dutch Elm Disease making its mark again in elm re-growth in the hedges at Thornhayes
The media periodically has a little flurry about tree disease, on a quiet news day. As a politician said some time recently, “trees don’t win votes”. However, newly introduced diseases aside, that old disease that has been with us since the 1960s is making its mark again at Thornhayes, Dutch Elm Disease. The elm re-growth in the hedge alongside the drive has grown to 30 feet plus since the last time we had to cut it down about 12 to 15 years ago. This summer it started to show early yellowing of the leaves showing it was succumbing again. So at some point over the winter visitors will see a lot of felling going on.