Elm trees get their shots

The stately elm on the Green near Elm and North Elm streets was treated with fungicide last week to protect it from Dutch elm disease. Photo by Tom Zetterstrom

The Elm Watch team performed a macro-injection of fungicide into North Canaan’s two remaining great elms last Wednesday, July 26. 

Elm Watch founder Tom Zetterstrom described one as “the sentinel American elm.” It is on the North Canaan Corner Green, near the appropriately named intersection of Elm Street and North Elm Street. 

“It is 38 inches in diameter at breast height and approximately 70  feet tall,” Zetterstrom said.

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