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Lanesborough's King Elmer Treated for Broken Limbs

Once the tallest elm in New England, the more than 200-year-old tree is now missing at least 10 foot section from his topmost branches from a combination of a weak trunk and winds from Tropical Storm Isaias that blew through the region Tuesday.

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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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Pittsfield Sees Low Incidence of Mosquito Virus, Rise in E-Cigarettes

Although the mosquito numbers were low, this was not the case in youth e-cigarette use and Armstrong said according to a recent Central Berkshire Prevention Needs survey use is on the rise.

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Pittsfield Plants New Tree in Tucker Park For Arbor Day

Three years ago Reid Middle School students joined city and state officials to plant one new tree in front of the school. But that was just a start. Since then the Department of Conservation and Recreation has planted more than 2,000 trees in the city and looks to reach the goal of 2,400 this year.

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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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Federal Grant to Fund 800 Tree Plantings in North Adams

The tree-planting project, an initiative of the Franklin Land Trust and funded by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, will offer trees to residents and businesses, and also will replace dying or dead trees along downtown streets and within city neighborhoods.

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