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Re: question on Elm tree name

In a message dated 2/5/03 9:20:42 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
pdickson@nts-online.net writes:

> I just got a call from a friend that is taking her Master Garden quiz and
> the bonus question has us puzzled.  I hope some of you will know the 
> answer.
> What is the scientific name for the Drunken Poet Elm?
> thanks in advance,

Don't exactly know but it is worth taking a look at the Camperdown Elm which 
is associated with a poets walk.  It is Ulmus glabra var. Camperdownii.  This 
is a very nice and pricey tree used in the US and well known in our area.

Camperdown Elm is one that grows downward, toward the ground making a form 
not commonly seen in garden trees.  It is sterile and, I believe, grafted to 
a normal rootstock.

Worth a try.

Claire Peplowski
NYS z4

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