A sad announcement

One of the beautiful Preston Twins – that’s the one which was damaged a few years ago – has elm disease. It seems that age and the damage has made it susceptible to infection. So, very sadly, after over 400 years of giving leafy pleasure, the tree will be felled.

We had all hoped that the tree would recover, and it seemed like it was thriving – but the elm beetle got in anyway.

Trenches are currently being dug to protect the remaining twin and the other two, smaller elms from infection …