The Great British Elm Experiment

Planting an elm treeWe are supporting the Conservation Foundation at Woodland Valley in their attempt to unlock the mystery of why some trees survived Dutch elm disease which wiped out over 25 million elms in the UK.

The special trees being distributed have been skillfully micro-propagated from cuttings taken from parents trees which appear to have resisted Dutch elm disease for over 60 years.

On 23 September 2015 the first of our trees involved in the project was planted in the Woodland Glade scattering area by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Lynda Hyde and Andy Holter, President of the Sussex County Association of Funeral Directors.

The tree has been registered online and we will update the website on its progress every 6 months.

If you are interested in finding out more about the project, or getting involved yourself, please visit Conservation Foundation website or telephone 020 7591 3111.