Elm Trees - Ulmus Species
Elm Trees have been used for many years as shade trees and for timber. If you live in Melbourne and have ever been for walk in the park, then you have seen elm trees, and probably some of the best examples in the world. However a lot more species exist than those that line the streets and parks.
Species and varieties
Ulmus procera is the English elm and some are green and some are golden, however it is Ulmus glabra 'Lutescens' that is widely called the 'golden elm'.
Elm Leaf Beetle
A problem with elm trees is control of the elm leaf beetle, and we know a little bit about this little pest, they eat holes in the leaves, and to such an extent that they can actually kill the tree. Our Silver Elm was infested with these little blighters and the leaves looked as though they had been shredded. However, we had the tree 'injected' and the treatment worked. So if you have an elm tree, take care of it, they are magnificent trees and the Silver Elm is a must for larger gardens
Elm Trees are available for sale form the following nurseries
BLERICK TREE FARM - phone: (03) 56281507
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831
Grower of advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct from the farm gate to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service. Over 4000 plants.
|THE JINDIVICK COUNTRY GARDENER - ph 03 56285316
1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick 3818
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
|TRENTHAM ANCIENT NATIVES - mob 0422 736 165
Wide range of advanced Deciduous & Evergreen trees to 3m. Including : Beeches, Casuarinas, Maples, Oaks, Ginkgo, Magnolia, Pyrus, Nothofagus, Araucarias and Buchan Wattle and Conifers. Servicing VIC, NSW, & SA.
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