Some articles on elm disease, elms, disease:
... Dutch elm disease was first noticed in Europe in 1910, and spread slowly, reaching Britain in 1927 ... relatively mild one, which killed only a small proportion of elms, more often just killing a few branches, and had largely died out by 1940 owing to its susceptibility to viruses ... The disease was isolated in The Netherlands in 1921 by Bea Schwarz, a pioneering Dutch phytopathologist, and this discovery would lend the disease its name ...
... A less devastating form of the disease, caused by a different fungus, had possibly been present in Britain for some time ... University presented evidence of an outbreak of elm disease in north-west Europe, c.1819-1867 ... from annual rings confirm that Dutch elm disease was certainly present in 1867," he wrote, quoting contemporary accounts of diseased and dying elms, including this passage in Richard Jefferies' 1883 book ...
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