New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Tree Talk: July 12, 2021


July 12, 2021

one of the most majestic mature elms in New Rockford, which is located on the corner of 2nd Street South and 2nd Avenue South, where it graces the entire front yard of this home.

American elm is North Dakota's state tree. It is these canopies that, with their beautiful vase-shape, form leafy "tunnels" along elm-lined streets. Elms were a natural choice for planting in communities and windbreaks because it was one of our tough native species. Then, the unthinkable happened: Dutch elm disease (DED) entered the U.S. in the 1920's and found its way to Mandan in 1969. I...

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