For Immediate Release – May 16, 2002
Armonk, NY —May 16, 2002—Assistant Principal Lisa Doty made arrangements for about 230 elementary school children from Wampus School to see the tree and learn about the plight of the American elm. The SavATree arborist talked about the basic biology and features of trees and the benefits they provide on a daily basis. Marino also explained the history of the American elm and the reason for the inoculation. “The fungus that causes Dutch elm disease was brought over from Holland in 1930 when infected shipments of elm veneer logs were imported into the country.” Today, American elms rarely attain maturity before becoming fatally infected with the disease. Treatments like the inoculation donated by SavATree suppress the disease and help American elms fight the infection.
American Elm is fast disappearing from American landscapes as a result of Dutch Elm disease (Ophiostoma ulmi). “We are very lucky to have such a prize American elm in a healthy condition right here in Armonk,” Marino added, “It’s exciting to see children’s faces light up about trees, the environment and our country’s natural history.”
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