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Elms in Cornwall

Since the mid 1970's Cornwall, like the rest of England, has seen a dramatic and catastrophic change in it's landscape due to elm disease. Lost are the rows of tall hedgerow trees which protected crops, buildings and stock from the ravages of the Cornish weather. Gone is the local material for the Cornish Gigs. Or is it?

This section aims to describe the importance of elms and their distribution in Cornwall, explain the nature of elm disease, and give some hope for elms in Cornwall for the future. It will also attempt to answer some of the frequently asked questions about elms and elm disease. 

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