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Online Chat: "The Comeback Kid:" The American Elm

Casey Trees

Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

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Tree Talk

The role of American elms in the greater Washington area is historic, with their reputation as America’s “favorite shade tree” across not only our city, but our country. Our speakers will be discussing American elm history (both local and more generally), will give insights into pruning specific to this species, and will outline the difficulties they face (particularly Dutch elm disease) and how arborists are responding.


Barry Stahl, Horticulturalist & Nursery Manager, National Park Service.

James Sherald, Former Chief of Natural Resources and Sciences, National Capital Region, NPS.

Jim Woodworth, Director of Tree Planting, Casey Trees.


About Tree Talk

Tree Talk Thursdays is an online chat series held every second and fourth Thursday of the month at noon to discuss urban forestry and tree care topics.

Archived chats are available for replay and sharing.

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Participation is free.

How to Participate

Register to receive a reminder the morning of the chat. Otherwise just join the chat live on our website.

Can't participate this time? Our next chat will be February 14th - "For the Birds." Register.

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