The winter blues.

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It was a sparkly, frosty day here in Calgary – but just look at that brilliant blue sky over this young elm tree!

I was recently doing a bit more reading about the origins and history of Dutch elm disease, which has decimated elm trees worldwide. (This information at this link is particularly fascinating).  We are fortunate here in the province of Alberta that, due to rigid pruning restrictions and strict monitoring, our elms are currently free of the disease. Hopefully this tree and its kin stay healthy and thrive into old age. ♥

12 thoughts on “The winter blues.

  1. We mostly missed the Dutch elm disease because there were not many elms here at the time. We are now dealing with the Sudden Oak Death Syndroms (SODS) or Phytophthora ramorum.

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