The Conservation Foundation’s roots go back to the Elms Across Europe project launched in 1978.This involved a propagation programme in the UK of a large number of Sapporo Autumn Gold elms, a disease resistant hybrid developed by the University of Wisconsin.These young elms were supplied to schools, local authorities and private gardens.
Many of these elms survive over thirty years later throughout the country. One of the originals from Wisconsin continues to flourish in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The Foundation continues to maintain interests with elms of all sorts and provides a link between many elm enthusiasts like Peter Bourne a lifelong elm enthusiast and supporter of the National Elm Collection in Brighton who is helping to create the Great British Elm Map.
This accessible, public database records the current state of the elm population.
You log an elm by uploading photographs of the tree (leaves, bark, shape) with its location and as much other information as possible on the Great British Elm Search map.
Please include photos, we cannot verify your submission without them.
Visit the Elm Search map