Saturday, 28 April 2007

Elm - Ulmus species

This is a photo I took of some elm seeds. I'm not sure what elm species this is. The elm was growing in Stanmer Park, close to Brighton. At the moment the floor seems to be littered with these seeds everywhere I go. I love the contrast between the colours.

I guess i'm lucky because Brighton is one of the main strongholds for Elm. Elm has been seriously infected by Dutch Elm's Disease which has resulted in the death of Elm's all across the country. Just down the bottom of my road there is a huge avenue of majestic elm trees. It's sad to think that in a few years these trees may also have become infected and may have to be cut down.

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