Science: Doomed Elms

The National Shade Tree Conference is an annual gathering of men who raise and sell trees for landscape decoration, other men who study trees for pure science, still others who are professionally interested in national reforestation. Last week about 200 such men met at the New York Botanical Garden for their ninth conference. The tree which most occupied their dendrological talk was the stately American elm, which a blight has begun to attack. Unforgotten is the disease which wiped out practically every U. S. chestnut tree. Plant pathologists have found that elms...

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