Elm Sapling Gallery

An appendix to Saving the American Elm by Bruce Carley -- Updated November 26, 2010

The photographs on this page show young Valley Forge (and a few New Harmony) elms at various stages of their early growth. These photographs were taken at various times by my brother, Todd Carley, a professional photographer. Todd's elm photographs may be distributed freely or re-published for wholesome purposes; in return, a credit link ("courtesy elmpost.org") is always appreciated. Most of these photographs also are available in print resolution, and anyone interested is invited to contact Todd for more information. Additional elm photographs can be found in my Elm Sapling Gallery, page 2 and in my Gallery of Mature Elms.

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Well-pruned Valley Forge elms, mostly 11 years old, located on various private properties.
Photographs by Todd Carley.






Well-pruned Valley Forge elms, 11 years old, located in Acton, MA. The two photographs
on the right show a remarkable tree at Meeting House Hill in Acton which recovered
from severe Dutch elm disease, entirely on its own. Photographs by Todd Carley.






Well-pruned Valley Forge elms, all 9 years old, located on various private properties.
Photographs by Todd Carley.






Valley Forge elms, all 8 years old. The three photographs on the left depict a remarkable tree at Meeting House Hill
in Acton, MA, a tree which soon would contract DED and then recover fully, entirely on its own.
The tree on the far right is on private property. Photographs by Todd Carley.






Valley Forge elms, all 8 years old, located on various private properties in Acton, MA. The lowest
branches of these and other trees shown on this page probably should have been pruned off
at an earlier time to prevent possible upper branch splitting. Photographs by Todd Carley.






Valley Forge elms, all 8 years old. The two trees on the left are on private property in Acton, MA. Their lowest branches
probably should have been removed at an earlier time, as with other trees on this page. The two trees on the right
are on conservation lands. Photographs by Todd Carley.






Valley Forge elms, all 6 years old and large for their age, located on various private properties
in Acton, MA. Photographs by Todd Carley.






Valley Forge elms. The center-right tree is on private property, Acton, MA; the others are on various conservation lands.
Ages in years from left to right: 8, 6, 6, 8. Photographs by Todd Carley.






The two photos on the left depict Valley Forge elms planted along Willow Street in Acton, MA. The
center-right tree is one of the earliest-planted Valley Forge elms at the Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA.
The tree on the far right is the first American Liberty elm I donated, a tree which died of DED
in 2010. Ages in years from left to right: 6, 6, 8, 13. Photographs by Todd Carley.






New Harmony elms, each approximately 6 years of age, located along various main streets in
Littleton, MA. I had nothing to do with planting these particular trees. Photographs by Todd Carley.



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Main article: Saving the American Elm