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Mature Princeton Elm Planting - Fall Foliage

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The Princeton Elms pictured here were planted along this famous Washington road, outside Princeton University.  From my understanding none have died from disease, but as you can see, some have been hit by cars. Also some have suffered damage from wind and ice over the years. The Washington Road Allee is a 0.7 mile-long roadway bordered on both sides by 76 elm trees planted in the mid 1920's, on 50' centers, directly opposite one another. The trees create a majestic vehicular entrance to Princeton University and is the most extensive surviving elm-lined roadway in central New Jersey.

Bred for hardiness, they turned out to be resistant to Dutch elm disease, which hit the United States in 1930 and killed over one million trees nationwide, including the vast majority of elm tree allees that once characterized the streets and open roads of many American towns and cities.

I show these injuries to exhibit the ability of the American Elm to heal themselves. They are the fastest growing, best tree, I know of.

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Princeton Elms have a beautiful, long lasting, fall color as shown in #9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Princeton's have a more upright vase shape than other elm varieties
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This picture is to show American Elms have the ability to heal themselves after major injury:  Much better than other trees I know of.
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Updated December 14 2009

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