Two four-year-old elm seedlings have been planted and staked opposite The Elm, by courtesy (unbeknown) of the City of Vienna Parks and Cemeteries Department.
Seeds shed from a magnificent avenue of elms in one of the city parks have been brought back, planted, and many germinated. Two are here, the rest on Hampstead Heath and in Epping Forest.
Perhaps, having come from so far East, they may be immune from this western disease, so let us hope so. However, just in case, two healthy suckers from the old trees have been staked, and they may have acquired immunity.