High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Apr 28 1976, Page 9

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 28, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Beetle destroys British elms London a a tiny Beetle carrying the spores of a tree destroying fungus from Canada has killed off 65 million of Britain s 30 million stately Elm Trees and the beetles Are chomping on Quot we cannot find anything to Stop them a said forestry commission spokesman Geoffrey Seal. Only a very cold Winter or a series of cold Winters could kill a lot of beetles and slow Down the spread of the disease or make it taper off. But we have had four mild Winters in j a Row Quot Over the last to years the fungus called dutch Elm disease because most of the j research on it was done in Holland has spread through the elms in Southern England As no previous affliction of Trees has Ever done and is beginning to March northwards one million dead Trees have been felled the other 5 5 million still stand because there is no labor and no Money to Cut them Down and the Market for Elm Wool is glutted. The fungus kills by poisoning the tree and blocking the vessels that carry water. The leaves die first then the branches then the trunk. A tree can be defoliated and killed in five weeks or it May take 18 months a dead tree continues to stand but it rots and becomes dangerous because limbs a my branches fall off easily. The landowner has to pay the Cost of Felling up to 8140 j per tree and Many cannot afford it the fungus is earned from tree to tree by two types of Elm bark Beetle no More than on Quarter Inch Long. Which Burrow through the bark to Lay their eggs. The eggs Hatch and the grubs eat their Way through the Wood. Making galleries As they go the galleries help the fungus to spread the grubs pupate in the tree and then emerge carrying fungus spores in and on their bodies and Fly off to infect healthy Trees one infected Elm May contain a million Beetle grubs the disease got into la j elms at Buckingham Palace in 1973 and they had to be felled other elms there were injected with a fungicide which costs $20 to 840 a shot and has to be repeated every year even then a tree might not be saved the High Cost of injection has meant Only elms of outstanding environmental value have been treated for example the driveways of famous Homes such As Blenheim Palace. Winston Churchill s birth place which draw thousands of tourists a year. Spraying the Trees with insecticide was tried but proved expensive and harmful to useful insects the Elm is not grown for its Timber but As an adornment of the landscape if they Are close together the fungus can also spread through their rooting systems. Or j n Gribbs. Forestry commission research scientist. Said one Strain of the disease was present in Britain for years but elms rarely died from it. Years of detective work traced the cause of the current outbreak to a shipment of Rock Elm Timber troth Canada s Toronto Region in the 1960s the logs came in with their bark on hiding the fungus and the beetles. High Point Enterprise wednesday. April 28. 1976 a Liberty Bell substitute is delivered Philadelphia a the original declaration of Independence was too delicate to move so first lady Hetty bord brought the next Best thing about 250 persons stood outdoors in a Chilly Breeze monday at Franklin court As mrs. Ford presented the City with a 153-year-old Copper plate engraving the Only facsimile made directly from the original declaration. She also delivered a print made recently from fhe plate by the Bureau of engraving and printing. Petitions with 700,000 signatures were presented to president Ford in March asking that the original Declara Tion be returned to Philadelphia but Ford said the document was too fragile to be removed from the National archives. Both plate and print will be kept in the first Bank of the United states As part of a special Bicentennial exhibit of the National Park service. The Early Bird gets to Tobias to catch the super savings on Spring and summer fashions. Westchester mall s 6th anniversary Tobias is celebrating by giving you substantial savings on Beautiful Spring and summer fashions for misses and juniors. 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