century old Elm tree removed from front of Collis

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An American Elm that has survived for more than a hundred years at the southwest corner of the Green, in front of Collis center has been removed yesterday due to its long time decay at its base.

Dartmouth has an extensive elm program to protect the elm trees that could be prone to disease such as the Dutch Elm disease that killed millions of elms in American towns during the mid 20th century.

elm_tree_in_front_of_CollisThis particular elm tree’s survival was described as nearly miraculous in this JuneĀ 2007 Dartlife article, considering that it’s almost completely surrounded by pavement.

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