More on American Elm
Our overarching goal is to restore the American elm as a species across the urban to rural gradient. Accomplishing this goal requires two steps:
- Generating regionally-adapted populations of Dutch elm disease (DED) tolerant American elms, which involves:
- Identifying large surviving American elms with DED tolerance
- Breeding elms to increase DED tolerance
- Identifying the genes associated with DED tolerance
- Testing the cold tolerance of progeny from regionally adapted DED-tolerant American elm for saturation in northern latitudes
- Testing the tolerance of DED tolerant elm to elm yellows, a group of pathogens that kills American elm, among other elm species.
- Developing methods to successfully reintroduce American elm along the rural to urban gradient.
- Cold Tolerance of American Elm
- Genetic Studies of American Elm
- Elm Reintroduction Toolkit
- Generation of New Dutch Elm Disease Tolerant American Elm Cultivars
- Restoration of the American Elm in Ohio and the Eastern United States
- Testing and breeding DED-tolerant American elm
Last Modified: March 4, 2019