Edinburgh's trees with a story - Braidburn Valley Park - Wheatley Elms

Name of tree collection Braidburn Valley Park - Wheatley Elms
Species Ulmus x sarniensis
Location Braidburn Valley Park
Information Alongside Comiston Road is a line of Wheatley Elms. These fine trees come into leaf very late compared to other trees (sometimes as late as May) and hold their leaves well into the winter, finally letting go their abundant golden leaves in late November. Unfortunately, like most elms in Britain, they are succumbing to Dutch Elm Disease. The City of Edinburgh Council carefully monitors these trees and removes any showing signs of the disease.
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