The 2021 AGM will see the launch of a major new initiative to bring back elm trees to London.

Elm Tree

WHAT'S HAPPENED TO OUR ELMS?

These glorious trees once made up a significant proportion of the city's tree cover, enhancing our streetscapes but sadly, in the past 50 years, the majority of these stately specimens have succumbed to disease. Their only legacy remaining is the many streets, parks and houses named for a great elm which had once stood in that location.

Elm Row Sign

THE NEXT STAGE

This is a team effort and we are encouraging landowners, park managers, garden designers and borough tree officers to join us to help bring this project to fruition. We feel it will also appeal to the public by way of its historical context and the fact that it reinforces the importance of this iconic tree to the environment and wildlife.

Elm Tree

WHAT'S THE SOLUTION?

With the recent introduction of many new excellent disease-resistant cultivars there is a very good chance that we can help to reverse the situation. To this end, the MPGA has been liaising with several experts, including those involved in research and planning, to find the most appropriate varieties for London's streets and green spaces.

Ulmus glabra samaras
Ulmus glabra samaras

DUlmus 'Nanguen' flowers Sqaure
Ulmus 'Nanguen' flowers

HELP US BRING BACK THE ELM

Throughout our history we are proud to have been involved in many important campaigns from which London has hugely benefitted. We bring to our Elms4London initiative our considerable experience and numerous connections, as well as our specialist horticultural expertise and our community engagement across the 33 boroughs - all of which will go a long way towards the success of this project. Details of how you can help are shown below.


Further information on the project is available at elms4london.org.uk.

In the meantime if you would like to receive an elm tree or sponsor our Elms4London project, please contact us

Contact Elms4London