American Elms

Nominated by: Cheryl Rhoades

We here in Johnstown, PA (actually the borough of Westmont) have the oldest stand of American Elm trees which we have been trying to save from Dutch Elm disease for years. People come from all over to take pictures of the tree lined street. I nominate these trees.

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  • I've seen the American elm trees on visits to Johnstown and can attest to their beauty and contribution to Johnstown's urban forest. As a student at Penn State, I treasured walks down the campus mall under another duly magnificent collection of elms. I was fortunate to be there before most of them were removed because of Dutch elm disease and elm yellows. Penn State has done a nice job of replanting and using the elm wood. We are...!
    Elm yellows:
    The Penn State Elms Collection:
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That Tree was the winner of the 2015 Great American Tree Competition.