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Sam18/01/2012 21:37:37
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Good Evening all . I have recently acquired Some 4 foot lengths of Elm log , each about 300mm diameter . I was about to take it to my local sawmill to plank , then it was pointed out to me it may well be Witch Elm ........Now lye's the problem ....Is it still worth planking for use later or is it not worth bothering with .
 
I know about the Elm disease and how 99.9% of elm had to be felled and I even have one in my garden that just reached 15 foot and is now infected by the little blighters . It was a lone standing tree but had to be felled because of power lines so may have been lucky to survive the years or as I was told it may be Witch Elm which was not affected .
 
Any info would be appreciated .
 
Kind Regards Sam
Brianhr20/01/2012 20:59:48
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Have a look at this http://www.british-trees.com/treeguide/elms/nhmsys0000464701
It will tell you all you need to know about Wych Elm .
 
My understanding is that the elm bark beetle only affects trees over about 12ft high! There is some evidence of a resistant strain so we may get them in time (but probably not in my time).
 
Brian
Sam06/02/2012 21:04:45
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Sorry Brian , only just noticed you had posted a reply and link . Many thanks for doing that and it was very useful ..
 
Kind regards Sam

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