Ode to the elms

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - UPFRONT -

Re: Mary-Rose MacColl's col­umn (Up­front, Aug 9-10), I dis­agree with her com­ments ma­lign­ing the Chi­nese elm tree. We bought our worker's cot­tage 21 years ago in a quiet, leafy pocket close to the river and city, and teem­ing with birds and na­tive an­i­mals. When we moved in, the ne­glected back gar­den had ma­ture shade trees in­clud­ing a few elms. Most of the other trees have suc­cumbed to wind and age but the elms still pro­vide shade and shel­ter for the birds and pos­sums.

Ros Baker, Hawthorne

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