The elms of Co. Cork - a survey of species, varieties and forms.

  • Gordon L. Mackenthun The Elm Office, Hamburg, Germany.
Keywords: Ulmus, wych elm, field elm, hybrid elm, Dutch elm disease.

Abstract

In a survey of the elms in County Cork, Ireland, some 50 single trees, groups of trees and populations were examined. Four main taxa were recognised, these being wych elm, Cornish elm, Coritanian elm and Dutch elm plus a number of ambiguous hybrids. While a large overall number of elms were found, the number of mature or even ancient elms is relatively small. Still, there are sufficient numbers of elms in the county to base a future elm protection programme on.
Published
2007-11-01
How to Cite
Mackenthun, G. L. (2007). The elms of Co. Cork - a survey of species, varieties and forms. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9996
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