The Large Tree Argument: The Case for Large-Stature Trees vs. Small-Stature Trees
The Large Tree Argument
Why Do We Like Elm Trees So Much?
Large stately Elm trees once graced many communities throughout the US. But now they are gone. Why were entire communities so disappointed when they lost their Elm trees to Dutch Elm disease several decades ago?
People had a sense that these large trees were important to them, their family, and their community. And this was long before we quantified the benefits of trees. Now we have scientific evidence for what these people knew decades ago.
Excerpt from 1870 Appleton's Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 42.
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