University turns downed trees into treasured keepsakes
Penn State's ongoing effort to suppress Dutch Elm and Elm Yellows disease is seeing success, as many of the trees on the University Park campus remain healthy. However, despite the effort's overall success, some of Penn State's majestic elms have succumbed to disease. The University is preserving the wood from its fallen elms, some of which graced the campus for nearly 100 years, in a new line of furniture and picture frames now available to Penn State alumni. (Elms Collection site is at http://goo.gl/6gX4a online.) Produced by C Roy Parker.
Saving elm trees from disease takes persistent, hopeful effort
Determining how to save Penn State's elm trees is an ongoing collaboration between University researchers and groundskeepers. Capturing disease-carrying insects to study them has been an elusive task, but researchers believe existing efforts to prevent Dutch elm disease may be a clue to keeping the landmark trees safe from elm yellows.
Penn State lead arborist speaks fondly of elms on campus
As the lead arborist Kris Edson is on the frontline in the battle against elm yellows. After climbing these trees for the past 24 years, he definitely has a warm spot for the elms at Penn State.
Retired landscape architect recalls Penn State elms
John Joseph tells of an interesting fact about elm trees that most do not know
What would Penn State look like without the elms?
Executive Director of the Penn State Alumni Association explains what the University Park campus would look like without mature elm trees.
What Penn State Elms mean to Alumni
Executive Director of the Penn State Alumni Association explains what the elms mean to Penn Staters
Saving the Elm Trees at Penn State
The whitebanded elm leafhopper has arrived at Penn State. The only problem is when this insect comes to town the local elm tree population declines. Listen to what Penn State officials are attempting to combat the problem.
Elm Yellows Origins
Dr. Gary Moorman, a plant pathologist at Penn State details the origins of Elm Yellows.
Disease stricken matching elm tree slated for removal
For generations, nearly every image made of Penn State's iconic Old Main building -- paintings, sketches, photographs -- has included the two majestic elm trees that grace its front corners. Now elm yellows, a disease that has already claimed many American elms on the University Park campus, has so infected one of the trees that it must be removed. The University's Office of Physical Plant has scheduled the removal for the week of Spring Break, weather permitting, when the majority of the student and faculty population takes off for a much-needed breather from the semester.