Edinburgh's trees with a story - Original Elm tree

Name of tree collection Original Elm tree
Species Ulmus x hollandica 'Major'
Location East Princes Street Gardens
Information In the 1840s three rows of elm trees, two along the top terrace and one at the top of the middle embankment, were planted. This elm is thought to be one of only three remaining elm trees from this time. Most of the old elms have now been replaced with limes during the 1989-92, following losses to Dutch elm disease.
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