Most Australians take for granted the magnificent trees of our Cities, parks and gardens, yet many do not realise that there are very few places left where people can enjoy the pleasure of strolling down a historic avenue of mature elm trees. Dutch Elm Disease has greatly reduced the elms of Europe and the USA, and has reached New Zealand. There is no Dutch Elm Disease in Australia, however we do have Elm Leaf Beetle (ELB).
The Friends of The Elms (Inc.) is a group of far-sighted tree-lovers dedicated to raising community awareness of the threats to Australia’s elms, and assisting individuals and local councils in the recording and monitoring of elm trees on both public and private land.
Join FOTE to help with this project – we need you too!