Dutch elm disease claims “Elmer,” a campus tree more than a century old

FP&M Physical Plant-Grounds will soon remove “Elmer,” a campus elm tree more than a century old that has been claimed by Dutch elm disease

The University of Wisconsin–Madison campus is saying goodbye to a beloved natural landmark. An elm tree that has stood for more than 100 years fell victim to Dutch elm disease and is in the process of being removed from the Hector F. DeLuca (HFD) Biochemical Sciences Complex by UW–Madison grounds staff.

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