American Elm Tree Planting Boulder
Greek Proverb: "A society grows great when old men plant trees who’s shade they know they will never sit in."
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Plant an American Legacy
Did you know? The American Elm was once one of the most common street trees in America.
Planting the trees so close together on streets, yards, campuses allowed Dutch Elm Disease to travel from tree to tree through roots.
Dutch Elm Disease (DED) is caused by the fungus Ophio stoma novo-ulmi and is thought to have been brought to America in the 1930s from Europe.
DED resistant cultivars, including the Patriot, Frontier, Acco- lade, and Dynasty Elms, have been developed, and are available for planting.
The Top Five Reasons to Plant an Elm
- Hard, fibrous wood that resists strong winds²
- Cold hardy—can tolerate tempera-tures as low as –46ºF¹
- Can develop taproot to survive in dry conditions²
- Can live up to 400 yrs, with a mini-mum of 150 yrs — you will be planting a legacy that will last for future generations to enjoy²
- New cultivars have been developed that have the attractive growth habit of the American Elm, without the susceptibility to Dutch Elm Disease. A prime example of one of these cultivars is the Accolade Elm.
¹‖Conservation Plant Characteristics: American Elm.‖ USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2011
² ―Textbook of Dendrology.‖ Hardin James W, Leopold Donald J, White Fred M.9th ed. McGraw-Hill. 2001. p270-272.
Plant an American Legacy with Patriot Tree Co
The licensed arborists at Patriot Tree Co will work with you to select the ideal species to meet your preferences
Accolade (Ulmas japonica x wilsoniana ‘Morton’): This Elm reaches a height of 70’, with a spread of around 60’, giving it an attrac-tive vase shape. Leaves that are a dark, glossy green in the summer turn bright yellow in the fall, The Accolade Elm is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and Phloem Necrosis.
Frontier (Ulmus ‘Frontier’): This Elm reaches a height of 40’, with a spread of 30’. Glossy green leaves turn burgundy in the fall, and the overall form is oval. The Frontier Elm is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and Phloem Necrosis.
Patriot (Ulmus ‘Patriot’): This Elm reaches a height of 50’ with a spread of 40’, giving it a distinct upright-vase shape. Dark green leaves turn yellow in fall. The Patriot Elm is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and Phleom Necrosis.
Dynasty (Ulmus parvifolia ‘Dynasty”): This Elm reaches a height of 40’ with a spread of 40’, giving it a rounded shape. Leaves turn from green to a vivid orange-yellow in the fall. The Dynasty Elm is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and Phloem Necrosis.
Total price for purchasing, planting, and caring for the sapling is $600.00.
Each sapling has a 2-4' caliper (diameter 6" above the base), and stands 10-12’ tall. The ex-perts at Patriot Tree Co will plant the elm and provide you with watering and care instructions. During the first year, we will check in on the health of the tree twice; for the second two years after planting, we will check on the tree once per year. In the first three years, the tree will be pruned, treated, or replaced as needed.
We challenge you to ask any other tree company if a school trained, licensed, and insured arborist is going to be performing the work on your property when you talk to one of their salesman. With us you don’t get a salesman, you get a licensed and experienced arborist. During the estimate or initial consultation, what we discuss is exactly what will happen on your property. Our goal is to provide exceptional service. From the first contact to the final cleanup, we strive to meet and exceed all of your expectations.
So please browse our website and call us at 720-295-8733 for any of your tree care needs.