'Extinct' elms found
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'Extinct' elms found in Queen's garden in Edinburgh

Trees believed to have been extinct in Britain have been discovered at the Queen's official residence in Scotland.

The two 100ft Wentworth elms have been identified in the Queen's garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

Despite being among the most photographed trees in the garden, the breed was only identified during a recent tree survey.

Tree experts are now looking into ways of propagating the rare specimens, Ulmus Wentworthii Pendula.

  • 08 Oct 2016