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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 09.3 February 1998

Elm – The Forgotten Tree

By - Max Coleman

Throughout Europe, strong connections between human populations and native elm trees can be found. Elm is a durable and useful wood which has been widely used for construction purposes, tools and furniture-making. Its rot-resistant properties commended it to certain specific uses, such as pipes for carrying water and piling for river banks. The foliage was also valued food for livestock. As well as many practical uses, elms have a long history of cultural significance.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist