Princeton Elm

Princeton Elm

Princeton Elm

Scientific Name: Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’

Tree ID: 223

Latitude: 41.677123

Longitude: -69.959480

Mature Size: 50-70′ T x 30-50′ W

Memorial: Jean Young

Native to eastern and central North America. The American elm was widely planted as a street and lawn tree until the arrival of the Dutch elm disease. Elm populations have been decimated by the disease,which killed most of the elms in Chatham. The cultivar ‘Princeton’ was developed by Princeton Nurseries in 1922, about 10 years before the Dutch elm fungal infection came to the U.S. ‘Princeton’ has been found to have excellent resistance to Dutch elm disease. We hope the stately elm will once again grace our parks and streetscapes.