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About Us
Elm Watch was formed in 1999 as a volunteer, non-profit citizen organization. We saw the opportunity to apply state-of-the-art preventive technologies to further the preservation of heritage elms. Likewise, advances in plant genetics presented the opportunity to begin reliable restoration of the American elm in our community forests. Through our outreach and public education efforts, we seek to raise awareness of the American elm, and in turn, develop an appreciation for the larger community forest.

These efforts comprise Elm Watch's primary programs.

Elm Watch has grown from a few members into a network of partners intent on stewarding and planting elms and diverse tree species in the community forest. Since our inception, we have attracted the participation of advisors from the National Arboretum, the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, and from several other public and private institutions. We invite individuals, organizations and municipalities to support us in our mission.

Elm Watch operates under the 501(c)3 umbrella of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.


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