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Lanesborough's 'King Elmer' Inoculated Against Dutch Elm Disease

"King Elmer," the American elm tree that towers above Summer Street near the junction with Route 7, once held the title for the largest such specimen in the commonwealth.

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Historic Lanesborough Elm Tree Receives Maintenance, Inspection

Towering more than an estimated 107 feet tall with a wide spanning canopy, King Elmer is in the running for the biggest American Elm tree in the state. On Monday, Race Mountain Tree Service arborists were climbing high into the Summer Street tree for some ongoing maintenance to let it grow. The company was going both trimming to remove dead branches and assessing the health of the tree to allow it to continue to grow.

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