Domain tree succumbs to Dutch elm disease
Dutch elm disease has been confirmed on a large
Huntingdon elm tree in the Auckland Domain, located near the
“It is incredibly sad to see another of
our large specimen elm in central Auckland succumb to this
voracious tree disease.
“Unfortunately, removal is our
only choice and we are committed to doing so safely and
respectfully." - Arboriculture and eco specialist Simon
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